Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00 -- Author Melinda Ponder will discuss her book From Sea to Shining Sea which tells the story of Katharine Lee Bates, the author of "America the Beautiful".
Melinda is a graduate of Katharine Lee Bates’s Wellesley College and received a M.A. in American studies and a Ph.D. in English and American literature from Boston College. She has published numerous articles, given many talks and interviews on Katharine Lee Bates, and has published two books on Nathaniel Hawthorne as well. Born in Indianapolis, she now resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is on the faculty of Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.