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Date:
March 4, 2017
Time:
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Downtown Library
Address:
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
Contact:
541-682-5450
Cost:
Free
ADA:
No

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Hammett, Helman, & McCarthy

Saturday, March 4, 2017

A talk by Julie M. Rivett, Dashiell Hammett biographer and granddaughter.

Julie M. Rivett will give a talk titled "An Un-Reasonable Amount of Trouble: The Tangled Tale of Hammett, Hellman, and McCarthy." Dashiell Hammett is remembered both for his contributions to hard-boiled crime fiction and for his stand against McCarthyism. Rivett will talk about his experiences as a communist activist and the far-reaching repercussions on his life, legacy, and literary estate.

This free event is part of the NEA Big Read: a community celebration of Dashiell Hammett’s classic noir novel “The Maltese Falcon.” Events will include performances, talks, films, and more at Eugene Public Library and in the community. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, co-sponsored locally by Eugene Public Library, Springfield Public Library, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, Friends of Eugene Public Library, and Eugene Public Library Foundation.