The John Howard Birss, Jr. Memorial Program

Through the "Professor John Howard Birss, Jr. Memorial Lecture Fund" and "Professor John Howard Birss, Jr. Memorial Library Fund" (established by University alumnus, Robert Blais '70), a significant or culturally impactful book is chosen annually to be honored. The program engages the campus and local community through discussions, celebrations, related collections, a library exhibition, and culminates with the annual Birss Lecture.

 

2022 Selection - A celebration of the works of Carson McCullers

 

March 1, 2022 
4:30PM 
Two places - The Inside Room and the Outside Room 
A virtual keynote panel in celebration of the works of Carson McCullers
Register

 

February 19, 2022
Virtual Exhibition Opens

Digital exhibition opens on the 105th anniversary of Carson McCullers' birthday.

 

February 23, 2022
Community Reading Group & Book Discussion about The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
7PM
Rogers Free Library, Bristol RI

 

February 24, 2022
I Meant to Say That! Erasure Poetry and Carson McCullers: A generative writing workshop
5:30PM
Rogers Free Library, Bristol RI