The 2014 Commonwealth Reading Series continues at the Jones Library (Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7 PM, 43 Amity Street, Amherst MA), in an event co-sponsored by the Emily Dickinson Museum. The series highlights MCC Artist Fellows/Finalists in literature. The 10/28 event in Amherst features Sari Boren, Steven Cramer, and Joseph Spece, and we are honored to have Sabina Murray, … [Read more...]
What Do We Owe to History in Our Art?
When artists explore a period of history through their art, what is the artist's responsibility to that history? Which truth - historic or artistic - is of greatest importance? As Karen Shepard, author of the historical novel The Celestials, asked in Part I of this discussion, "What could I make up about history? Could I only write what I knew had happened, or could I also … [Read more...]