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September 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lecture: “These are the Nights that Beetles love – ”

$5 – $7

“These are the Nights that Beetles love – ”: Poetry, Insects, and Our Matchless Earth featuring Michelle C. Neely, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Connecticut College

On the occasion of Jennifer Angus’s insect-inspired installation Silver Wings and Golden Scales in the Florence Griswold House, literature professor Michelle Neely will bring together Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Ogden Nash, Robert Graves, Vachel Lindsay, Ono No Komachi, and others in a poetic celebration of insects and what Dickinson calls our “Matchless Earth.” The poems discussed will highlight the beauty as well as the vulnerability of the nonhuman world, and of human life itself.

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No refunds for programs $20 and under, Broadway bus trips, or Christmastime Teas after transaction is complete.*
Refunds for programs over $20 are subject to a $20 cancellation fee.
Refunds (less $20 fee) are offered for cancellations made prior to a program’s noted refund date. Programs without a refund date can be cancelled one hour prior to event. No refunds after program takes place.
Unfortunately, program payments cannot be transferred to other programs after transaction is complete.
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(updated February 2019)


September 19, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$5 – $7
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Florence Griswold
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Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States


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