The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Calendar


Weekend to-do list
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.


Published: Monday, May 21, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Revisit the classic 'Scarlet Letter'

Bet it's been awhile since you've read "The Scarlet Letter." High school, right?
Here's a chance to dust off that dog-eared novel and think about its implications today.
"The Scarlet Letter" is the next book in the Everett Public Library's Books You've Always Meant to Read series, or maybe we should call it Books You've Read But Now Forgotten.
Poet and Everett Community College professor Bethany Reid will discuss the classic at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the library's main auditorium.
"The Scarlet Letter," you may recall, is about a woman banished from her Puritan New England community for an adulterous affair with a pastor.
"I love the way it works as a kind of elevator to American history," Reid said in a press release, "opening first on the ground floor with the Puritans, then in the mid-18th century with Hawthorne's own difficult political climate, plus anticipating the religious insecurities of our current age."
Reid's latest poetry collection, "What Saves Us," is coming out in the fall.
There will be time for questions and comments following Wednesday's talk.
The library is at 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Call 425-257-8000 or go to www.epls.org for more information.
In case you've lost that old book, copies are available to check out at the library.
Herald staff
Story tags » BooksEverett Library

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

loading...
HeraldNet Classifieds