Prepare for a journey into a revolutionary past
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.
It’s a tale of rebellion, idealism, and corruption. Sulaco, port city of the fictional South American state of Costaguana, is our setting. Silver mine owner Charles Gould asks Nostromo, head longshoreman and local hero, to move his silver before a military invasion swallows it.
Winter Weekend kicks off at 5PM on Friday, March 8, in Kresge Auditorium on the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick . The festivities continue at 9AM the following morning until mid-afternoon. Continue to stay tuned for news on Winter Weekend 2019 visiting scholars.
A limited number of scholarships are available for teachers, librarians, and students. Please contact Jerome Bennett for more information.
We’re offering three registration options for 2019. We’re also offering a Saturday only rate for librarians, teachers, and students.
Your Winter Weekend registration includes:
- A copy of Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo
- Background readings
- A cocktail reception on Friday
- Dinner on Friday (a taste of the time and culture reflected in Nostromo)
- Coffee and continental breakfast on Saturday
- Lunch on Saturday
- CEUs for teachers (3 credits/30 hours)
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.