Friday, January 27, 2017

Islanders Read the Classics: John Sundman on Philip K. Dick

In February, novelist and essayist John Sundman will present two programs featuring the work of Philip K. Dick, as part of the ongoing series "Islanders Read the Classics." On Tuesday, February 28th at 7pm, Vineyard Haven Library will screen Blade Runner, the film based on Dick's 1968 novella, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The following evening, Wednesday March 1st at 7pm, John Sundman will give a talk on Dick’s groundbreaking novel VALIS, the first book in his defining trilogy. The talk will be held at the Katharine Cornell Theater.

The "Islanders Read the Classics" series is presented by the Martha's Vineyard Library Association in partnership with the Martha's Vineyard Times. Once each month, an island library will host a free talk by an educator who has a passion for a specific book. Participants are encouraged to read the book in advance, however it is not required. Copies of the books may be requested through your local CLAMS library. For further details, contact the hosting library.

Currently scheduled events in the series:

Tuesday, February 28st at 7 pm - The Vineyard Haven Library
Film screening Blade Runner with John Sundman

Wednesday, March 1st at 7 pm - The Katharine Cornell Theater
John Sundman on Philip K. Dick’s novel VALIS

Tuesday, March 21 at 7pm - Oak Bluffs Library
Paul Karasik on Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel Maus

Wednesday, April 5 at 5:30 pm - Chilmark LIbrary
Celebrating National Poetry Month
Holly St. John Bergon on the work of Elizabeth Bishop

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