Third Thursday Speaker Katherine Noonan Presents: Wilfred Owen

(Hartford, CT) Katherine Noonan  read and discussed poems that were written by Wilfred Owen, a famous poet from the World War I era.  Wilfred Owen was an English poet and soldier and considered to be one of the leading poets of the First World War. His war poetry is a spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings about the human experience during the war. Through his poetry, he expresses feelings of hope, fear, exhilaration, humiliation, hatred, and love for those left behind at home and on the battlefield. Noonan’s talk focused on some of the most powerful poems written during World War I. Her talk is part of the State Library and Museum of Connecticut History’s Third Thursday Brown bag Lunchtime Speaker Series. This series features a variety of speakers on various aspects of Connecticut history. All programs are free and open to the public and attendees should feel free to bring their lunch. This presentation took place at the Connecticut State Library in the Museum of Connecticut History. 


Closed caption (English) is available.

About the Speaker: Katherine Noonan is a life-long Manchester resident. She has an M.L.I.S. from Simmons College and a B.A. in History and English from Smith College. She works as an Interlibrary Loan Specialist at the Noah Webster Library in West Hartford and as a Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton and moonlights at the circulation counter at Mary Cheney Library in Manchester. She has taught for Manchester Community College’s Credit-Free Programs since 2012 and is a founding member of the MCC Reads course. She has had a lifelong interest in World War I history, literature and poetry.

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