Minds on the Millennium VI lecture series begins with talk on Appalachia

Feb. 2, 2005

Lacey, Wash. – Saint Martin’s College and Panorama City will begin their sixth year of Minds on the Millennium, a free public lecture series, Feb. 10 with insights on Appalachia by Olivia Archibald, a member of the college’s English faculty. Archibald’s talk will be at 1:30 p.m. at Panorama City’s Quinault Auditorium, 1835 Circle Lane.

“Life in Appalachia,” centers on Archibald’s experiences growing up in one of the most remote parts of the United States, the Appalachians of Southern West Virginia. In her “Minds” presentation, she will present a series of narratives about people, the language, the land and the world she discovered when she moved away from those ancient mountains.

Archibald, whose doctorate is in the personal essay and Anglo-Saxon literature, directs Saint Martin’s Writing Across the Curriculum Program and teaches writing, literary criticism, sociolinguistics and Women’s Studies. She has been invited to read her personal essays in more than a dozen cities.

Minds on the Millennium was launched in 2000 to promote intellectual conversation and a lively exchange of ideas based on historical, philosophical and literary topics – has grown to be a familiar favorite in the area. For more information on Minds on the Millennium VI, please call the college at (360) 491-4700.

Richard Langill, Minds on the Millennium co-director
Professor, political science
360-438-4588 or rlangill@stmartin.edu

Veronica Kessler, Minds on the Millennium co-director
Panorama City activities director
360-438-7557

Deanna Partlow
Office of Communication
360-438-4541; dpartlow@stmartin.edu