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P.C. to host geographies conference



Thanks in part to the vision of the late Dr. W.F. Hennessey of Port Angeles, Peninsula College hosts the eighth Critical Geographies Conference on Nov. 2 and the public is invited to attend any or all of the sessions free of charge.

 

The all-day conference is at Maier Hall on the Peninsula College campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, with the first sessions beginning at 9:15 a.m.

 

As in past Critical Geographies conferences, the emphasis has been on creating a friendly, engaging and fun space for critical geographers to share their work, including many graduate students. This year, the conference has attracted presenters from as close as Port Angeles and as far away as Boston, London, Toronto and even the People’s Republic of China.

 

The conference features more than 30 presenters talking about a variety of topics centering on spatially oriented critical scholarship on a wide variety of geographical topics. Community members may attend both morning and afternoon sessions, with a choice of concurrent presentations.

 

Session One presentations will be from 9:15-10:30 a.m., Session Two from 10:45 a.m.-noon, Session Three from 2-3:15 p.m. and Session Four begins at 3:30 p.m.

 

Each of the sessions, with the exception of the final one, includes three presenters. Session Four is a poetry reading by Tim Cresswell, who reads a poem sequence called "Soil" from his debut collection of poetry, also called "Soil."

 

For more information on the conference, e-mail Kate Reavey at kreavey@pencol.edu.

 

The conference was made possible through the efforts of Hennessey before his death this past August and with monies donated from a memorial fund established in his name with the Peninsula College Foundation.

 


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