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Fellows Lectures—Spring 2018

The Fellows Lectures are sponsored by the Fellows of the Presidents' College as a service to the campus and community.
Cost: $15; Fellows, no charge.

Putting the 'Me' in Memoir

Denis Horgan
Thurs., Feb. 8; noon–1:30 p.m.; KF Room
Cost: $15; Fellows, No charge; Register online.

Let's be blunt: Who will tell your story when you're gone? Storytelling, history, pitfalls, and the joys of why you must absolutely, certainly, assuredly and unabashedly write your memoir. And some practical tips on how you could do it from a writer who has approached memoir from different angles.

DENIS HORGAN is an award-winning journalist and author whose career began in his native Boston, Mass., extended to Bangkok, Thailand, and to Washington, DC, before he came to Hartford where he was a popular columnist for The Hartford Courant for 25 years. He was a pioneer in Internet commentary. Since leaving newspapering, he has written four books: Flotsam: A Life in Debris (essays); The Dawn of Days (fiction); Ninety-Eight Point Six (short stories), and The Bangkok World (Memoir).

The Art and Science of Bees and Beekeeping

William Hesbach
Wed., March 14; 1–2:30 p.m.; KF Room
Cost: $15; Fellows, No charge; Register online.

The lecture will cover interesting facts about how honey bees live as a colony and how they engage with the environment to produce honey, while at the same time offering pollination to the plants they visit.

WILLIAM HESBACH is a Connecticut native with a background in computer science and engineering. His interest in beekeeping began in 1975, and after a career hiatus, he began to build a bee business in Cheshire, Conn., where he now produces a crop of artisanal raw honey sold locally, along with other hive products.

Hesbach teaches bee biology and basic beekeeping at meetings hosted by both the Backyard Beekeeping Association and the Connecticut Beekeepers Association, and is a regular guest speaker at local beekeeping seminars in surrounding states.

Opera—Past, Present, and Future

Willie Anthony Waters
Thurs., April 19; noon–1:30 pm; KF Room
Cost: $15; Fellows, No charge; Register online.

Maestro Willie Anthony Waters, former general and artistic director of Connecticut Opera, will share his views on the state of opera—where it was, where it is, and where it will be.

WILLIE ANTHONY WATERS, who holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Hartford, is former general and artistic director of Connecticut Opera, and artistic director of Florida Grand Opera. He has been a guest conductor for numerous American and European opera companies and symphony orchestras, and opera companies and orchestras in South Africa. In 2002, he debuted at New York City Opera, and in 2008 at the Deutsche Opera, Berlin. Maestro Waters also serves as artistic director/opera of the Houston Ebony Opera Guild.

Note: Tuition and fees are non-refundable.