Sandburg Sidebars

2 Sessions: Wednesdays, December 1, 8

Zoom Class: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Member Fee: $20, Non-Member Fee: $25


Join us via Zoom for these sidebars about Carl Sandburg that provide a unique look at different aspects of the poet’s life. The content is pulled from a variety of primary and secondary sources, combined in ways that are new to the literature about Sandburg. The series will employ images, quotations and visual and audio recordings by Sandburg and others. Time for questions and comments will be provided at the end of each session. Participants will gain an increased understanding of Sandburg from different perspectives and can anticipate being amused by interesting anecdotes.

Session one will cover Three Acres and Liberty and From Prince to Prints: Sandburg Family Dogs from Maywood to Connemara. Session two will cover A Walk with Carl Sandburg and Family and Hosting Sandburg: Creating a Home Away from Home for Carl.

Then join us in January on-campus for the “Life and Works of Carl Sandburg and Family”, tracing the family history, achievements and the historical context of the time.

John W. Quinley, a retired college administrator and faculty member, currently volunteers as a house docent for Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site and teaches American History for A-B Technical Community College. John holds an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration and an M.A. in Humanities, among other degrees.

John presented a two-hour lecture on Sandburg for Western Carolina University and has published articles on Sandburg for the NPS site in Flat Rock and for the Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara. A further article for, Inklings and Idlings, The Newsletter of the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association in Galesburg, Illinois is expected in their forthcoming edition.