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10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
< 21, Lectures & Conferences, Meetup
Join Boston Athenæum Mudge Fellow Margaret Funkhouser for a discussion of how she has used Athenaeum collections to create a series of writing prompts for students that reveal how libraries and their collections can be used to spark poems, stories, and other kinds of creative writing.
Margaret Funkhouser is the Director of Writing, Film & Media Arts at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts. She is the recipient of an E. E. Ford Award for Exceptional Merit in Teaching, a Millay Colony Fellowship, and an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her poems have been published in The Paris Review, Boston Review, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Washington University in St. Louis and a BA from Wesleyan University.
Registration is not required.
The Athenæum's five galleried floors overlook the peaceful Granary Burying Ground, and, as Gamaliel Bradford wrote in 1931, "it is safe to say that [no library] anywhere has more an atmosphere of its own, that none is more conducive to intellectual aspiration and spiritual peace." The building was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1966.