2:00 pm

Holly Guran, Martha Collins, and Lloyd Schwartz. “A Dramatic reading of poems influenced by letters between Harriet Hanson Robinson and William Robinson, 1847-1868.”

Harriet Hanson Robinson was a mill girl (author of Loom and Spindle) who later became a women's suffrage activist in Massachusetts. William Robinson was her husband. The readings are broken out into four sections of poems: after an introduction to the letters and program, there is a prologue, a section on Harriet and William's courtship, a section on marriage and work and then the final section on family, politics and history.