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Announcing the Summer 2016 Northwest Region SSAWW Study Group (register by May 23rd)

May 8, 2016

SSAWW Flyer Correct Book-page-001You are invited to the Summer 2016 meeting of the Northwest Region SSAWW Study Group, which will take place at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA (map and directions here). The meeting will be on Saturday, June 25th from 12:30-1:30pm.  Hor d’oeurves will be provided by the Whitworth English Department beforehand, starting at noon.  We will be meeting in Conference Room ABC in the Hixson Union Building.

The common texts for this meeting are four short pieces by Harriet Beecher Stowe, “Trials of a Housekeeper,” “What is Home,” “Servants,” and “Home Decoration.”  The readings total approximately 15 pages and will be sent out to all participants via PDF prior to the study group.  They come from The Oxford Harriet Beecher Stowe Reader, edited by Joan Hedrick.  If you would like to purchase the full book, you can get it on Amazon.  (Note: Amazon has the incorrect cover image for this book.  The correct cover image is used as the image accompanying this post.)

Please send an RSVP email by May 23rd to to let us know if you plan to attend the event, so we can plan refreshments accordingly. If you would like additional information about staying in the Whitworth dorms or about the Spokane area—or if you have any general questions about the plans for this summer’s study group—please feel free to contact us at anytime. New participants are certainly welcome, including undergraduates!

This year’s study group is being held in conjunction with the 20th anniversary Harriet Beecher Stowe Conference, which will be hosted at Whitworth from June 24-25. The conference will feature academic presentations, teaching roundtables, and even a one-person play about Stowe’s work with another abolitionist.  Our keynote is Dr. Laura Korobkin from Boston University, who will be discussing Stowe’s relationship with Charles Dickens.  More information about the Stowe conference can be found here.

You are welcome to come to the study group alone, attend the full conference, or attend the keynote dinner and the study group.  As always, the study group is free.  The conference is $55.00 for faculty and $45.00 for graduate students.  To attend the keynote dinner only, the fee is $25.00.  We’d love to have you at any or all of these events, as it promises to be an exciting time to come together to read, talk, and think about Stowe’s life and writings.

We are looking forward to an enlivening discussion.  Please let us know if you have any questions!


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