“Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White is the next book in the Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) discussion series at the Hutchinson Public Library. It’s scheduled for Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. and is free.
Lessons of loyalty and friendship run through this memorable story of the pig Wilbur, and the wise gray spider Charlotte. Dana Waters of Dodge City will lead the discussion. She has chaired the Fine Arts and Humanities Division at Dodge City Community College since 1996. Waters teaches classes in composition, American literature, and children’s literature. She joined the Kansas Humanities Council’s TALK program as a discussion leader in 2009.
This is part of a series focusing on childhood classics. The idea of special literature for children dates only to the nineteenth century, when writers began to produce both fantasy and realistic family stories for young readers. The remaining book in the series is “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame which will be discussed on Tuesday, April 16.
The series is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council (KHC), a nonprofit cultural organization, as part of its Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) program. KHC is furnishing the books and discussion leaders for the Hutchinson TALK series. For more information about KHC, visit http://www.kansashumanities.org .