Our final event for 2015

composingJoin us on Wednesday, November 4 at 7 pm at Salyards Center for the Arts in Conway Village for “Composing a Further Life,” a talk by Mary Catherine Bateson.

As the culminating event in One Book, One Valley 2015, writer and cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson, daughter of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, will discuss aging and wisdom as well as her parents and how their lives as public intellectuals influenced Bateson.

Bateson’s recent work has focused on the way social change affects the shape of lives and the task of life-long learning. Wisdom today is no longer characterized by withdrawal and passivity but with engagement with others and what Bateson calls “active wisdom.”

Composing a Further Life

NPR’s “On Being” show featured an interview with Mary Catherine Bateson last weekend. (Click here for link to listen.)

Mary Catherine Bateson will speak as part of this year’s 1 Book 1 Valley at Salyards Center for the Arts in Conway on November 5, at 7 pm.

Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth will host a discussion of Bateson’s book Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom on Wednesday, October 28 at noon.

First event coming up

Braving the Middle Ground: Stories of Pre-Revolutionary Northern New England

Jo RadnerPlease come to the Conway Public Library on Monday, September 29 at 6:30 pm, as storyteller Jo Radner takes us back to a time of remarkable change, sharing and comparing Native American and English settler stories from over 300 years ago.  A New Hampshire Humanities Council event.