12:00 pm

Jane Brox “Writing about Place: Local to Global””

Award-winning author Jane Brox, a native of the Merrimack Valley, will discuss the way literature is both affected by a writer’s sense of place and the how the writing infuses meaning into particular landscapes and communities, from small towns to entire regions. Her recent book, “Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light,” was named by TIME magazine as one of the top ten nonfiction books of the year and was praised by reviewers in the New York Times Book Review and other publications. She is the author of three books informed by her experiences on her family’s long-time farm in Dracut, Mass. About “Clearing Land: Legacies of the American Farm,” Booklist wrote: “In her third observant and meticulously researched rumination, she continues to chart the fortune of family and farm, albeit from within a fresh and incisive history of cultivation in America.” This program is the last of three “Lunchtime Lectures at the Inn & Conference Center.”  This series is co-sponsored and presented by The Parker Lecture Committee, UMass Lowell Center for Arts and Ideas, Middlesex Community College, and UMass Lowell Prof. Bill Mass. A complimentary buffet lunch is included, but reservations are required and seating is limited. The program begins promptly at 12 noon. To reserve a seat, contact or call 978-934-3107.