Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Thursday April 10th @ 7 PM

Pretty Halcyon Days: On the Beach with Ogden Nash

Ogden Nash and his family spent their summers on Little Boar’s Head, in North Hampton, NH. Using examples from their original stage work, “Home is Heaven,” Pontine Theatre explores the ways in which Nash’s life on the New Hampshire seashore influenced his poems, giving the reader insight into the man, his character, and his ideas about family, society, and nature. These themes form a rich portrait of the poet and underscore how the intersection of literature and local history can deepen our understanding and appreciation of everyday events in our own backyard. Free and open to all thanks to a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council. The NH Humanities Council nurtures the joy of learning and inspires community engagement by bringing life-enhancing ideas from the humanities to the people of New Hampshire. They connect people with ideas. Learn more about the council and its work at www.nhhc.org.

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