Teachers at Winter Weeend


Winter Weekend

Immerse yourself in a classic work of literature.


Jerome Bennett
Program Officer
(207) 773-5051


Winter Weekend

March 8-9, 2019 | Bowdoin College

Exploring Joseph Conrad's Nostromo

Join a community of avid readers and scholars for two days of discovery and discussion inspired by one of the world’s great political novels: Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo.

Rebellion, ambition, empire—Nostromo depicts to pervasive impact on commercial exploitation in a South American republic on the remote pacific coast.

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Declan Kiely speaking at Winter Weekend 2018. Photo by Dan D’Ippolito


Program Details

  • Winter Weekend kicks off at 5PM on Friday, March 8, in Kresge Auditorium on the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick.
  • Our keynote speaker for 2019 is Christopher GoGwilt, President of the Joseph Conrad Society of American and Professor of English at Fordham University.
  • The evening is rounded out with a cocktail reception and dinner, a taste of the time and culture reflected in Nostromo.
  • The festivities continue at 9AM on Saturday, March 9, and includes a continental breakfast, presentations by four scholars, and lunch.
Dinner at Winter Weekend

Photo by Dan D’Ippolito


We’re offering four registration options for Winter Weekend 2019, including a special Saturday only rate for librarians, teachers, and students. Registration includes:

  • A copy of Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo
  • Background readings
  • CEUs for teachers (3 credits/30 hours)


The Brunswick Inn is offering a discounted price to Winter Weekend participants. Participants can mention Winter Weekend 2019 when they call to reserve a room.


Winter Weekend takes place in Kresge Auditorium, on the lower level of the Visual Arts Building. Meals will be taken at Thorne Dining Hall. A map of the Bowdoin campus can be found on their website.