Richard Wright group to meet Thursday

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The time is upon us once again for the literary minds of the Miss-Lou to come together for another session of the Richard Wright discussion series. Dr. Jerry Ward of Dillard University in New Orleans, will be joining us once again to interpret Wright’s “Pagan Spain.”

Published in 1957, Wright portrays mid-century Spain as a country of tragic beauty, political oppression and contradictions. Wright fashions a candid portrait of a country in the embrace of primitive and primeval faith, a country scarred by Civil War and dictatorship written through the eyes of a travel writer.

As always, this session will be informative, challenging and entertaining for all in attendance. You are encouraged to join us at 6 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Day School, 321 U.S. 61 South.

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Books are available at the George W. Armstrong Library.

In November, we’ll be reading on the river as this month’s session will be in the River Explorer Theater when it docks at Natchez Under-the-Hill on Saturday, Nov. 24.

Due to Federal maritime regulations, all who plan to attend must pre-register to gain access to the vessel, so call 601-445-7528 to have your name placed on the list.

The deadline to submit your name is Friday, Nov. 16.

All discussions are free to and opened to the public, so come on out and exercise your mind. The sessions are co-sponsored by the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, Copiah-Lincoln Community College, the Natchez Richard Wright Centennial Celebration Committee and the NAPAC Museum.

Darrell S. White is the director of the NAPAC Museum.