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Franklin County Historical Museum

address  305 N 4th Ave.
 Pasco, WA  99301
phone (509) 547-3714

Lecture: Great Writers and the Great War by Charles Andrews

Lecture: Great Writers and the Great War by Charles Andrews

Join us at the Franklin County Historical Society & Museum on October 18th at 7 pm to hear Charles Andrews' lecture "Great Writers and the Great War: Literature as Peace Activism". Can literature and the arts really prevent war? Many British writers in the peace movement of the 1930s thought so. Their experiments in writing peace activist fiction are the basis for this presentation, which draws many of its examples from the vibrant period before World War II when hopes were high that war itself could be abolished. Telling stories and making art were more than just leisure activities or entertainment—the fiction produced by these politically engaged writers of the 1930s was meant to change people’s lives, convince them of the irrationality of war, and imagine new possibilities for peacemaking. Though these peace activist writers failed to prevent war—the disasters of Nazism proved too immense—this moment of pre-war optimism has much to teach us. Discover this idealistic period with author and Professor Charles Andrews, who leads a discussion about creative nonviolence and peacemaking through art, lessons we might carry into the 21st century.
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Event Info: (509) 542-5531
Price: Free admission and open to the public
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 • Thu 10/18/18 at 7pm