June 24, 2019

Join in the Beowulf Discussions at Chester Library in April

CHESTER – beowulfDespite Woody Allen’s aspersions, Beowulf is an Old English poem well worth reading.

In the hands of discussion leader, Edward Wheeler, the participants in the Chester Library’s discussion series will have an extraordinary look at a society in transition with its heroes and monsters, mead halls and the giving of rings. Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf translation offers both the Old English and contemporary English texts.

Three sessions are planned for Tuesdays, April 12, 19 and 26, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., at the Chester Library. Registration is required; call 860-526-0018. Books are available at the library on a first come-first served basis.

Chester Library is at 21 West Main St. (Rte. 148) in Chester.