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SALON: Author J. Courtney Sullivan | May 5, 2017
Author J. Courtney Sullivan reads from and discusses her new novel, Saints for All Occasions.
19th Annual Philbrick Poetry Project Reading | April 28, 2017
Poets Gregory Pardlo and Tina Cane join us for a night of readings and conversation.
Sponsored by the Philbrick family
SALON: Sons & Daughters of the Incarcerated | April 21, 2017
Sons and Daughters of the Incarcerated is a feature documentary that explores parental incarceration through the eyes of three boys – Tre, Maison, and Dasan. 12-year-old Maison and filmmaker Denali Tiller join Deputy Superintendent of the Rhode Island Training School Peter Slom in conversation about the prison system’s effect on the incarcerated and their children.
SALON: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Ocean? | April 14, 2017
Architectural historical Ijlal Muzaffar on the Rhode Island Red chicken, Gandhi, and the consequences of globalization.
Sponsored by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
SALON: The Secret Life of H.P. Lovecraft | April 7, 2017
Author Paul La Farge discusses his new book The Night Ocean, an exploration of Lovecraft’s sexuality and his relationship with a young fan, Robert Barlow.
In partnership with Brown Bookstore
SALON: Brown & Botany | March 31, 2017
Brown University Herbarium Collections Manager Tim Whitfeld discusses the institution’s founding botanists (many of whom were Athenæum members) and the history of this fascinating depository of Rhode Island and New England collections.
SALON: Author Abby Smith Rumsey | March 24, 2017
Abby Smith Rumsey discusses her new book When We Are No More and explores human memory from pre-history to the present to shed light on the grand challenge facing our world.
In partnership with the John Carter Brown Library
SALON: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse | March 10, 2017
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse discusses hes new book, Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy.