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The Salon

The Salon is a reading series open to the college community and co-sponsored by the Library and the Department of Language and Literature.  Each semester we gather in the Atrium (with food) to read from the works of a chosen author or authors.  The first Salon (though not yet named such) was held on the evening of October 26, 2009, in observance of the 200th birthday of Edgar Allan Poe.  Since then, we have celebrated the works of Margaret Atwood, Mark Twain, nature writers, selected recipients of the Nobel Prize in literature, and masters of horror literature.  Any student or member of the faculty or staff may suggest an author or theme for an upcoming Salon.  Check the Library's Pinterest page (search in Pinterest for the user "Frank the Library Ghost") for more photographs from past Salons.

 

The first of what would become know as the Salon, fall 2009, celebrating the 200th birthday of Edgar Allan Poe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Salon, fall 2015.  Reenactment of Orson Welles' 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds.