Sunday, April 7, 2013

Tom Miller Two-fer

Just as no geographer should be without a few works by John McPhee on their shelves, any geographer with an interest in Latin America or the American Southwest should be reading the work of Tom Miller. Though neither is trained as a geographer, both write about places with both clarity and depth, quickly bringing the reader to sophisticated insights about the lands they cover.

Bridgewater State University is very fortunate indeed to have a visit from Tom Miller this week, in which he will speak to some individual classes as well as to two public audiences.

On Monday afternoon, April 8, he will address a special session of the Geography Frameworks class, in which he will discuss Revenge of the Saguaro:
Offbeat Travels Through America’s Southwest. In this work, Tom shares both his love for the Southwest and his pithy observations about its less-than-beautiful sides. 

Monday's talk will be at 3:20 in the Conant Lecture Hall (Room 120). Delicious coffee will be served.

On Tuesday afternoon, April 9, he will be featured at this years Latin American & Caribbean Studies keynote speaker, when he will discuss his classic Trading with the Enemy: A Yankee Travels Through Castro’s Cuba. This discussion is based on both extensive research (some of it with the help of BSU's reference librarian Pam Hayes-Bohanan), extensive travel, and personal experience as the spouse of a Cuban.

Tuesday's talk will be at 3:30 in the Heritage Room of the Maxwell Library. Refreshments will be served.

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