Iowa Bibliophiles: Around the Library Table

November 11, 2020 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

"Around the Library Table: An Evening with Luther Brewer and Leigh Hunt*"

Join the Iowa Bibliophiles for another virtual evening around the library table with the University of Iowa’s Brewer-Leigh Hunt Collection and former Olson Graduate Assistant Laura Michelson. Learn more about Luther Brewer, the Cedar Rapids printer who collected Huntiana in the 1920s and Leigh Hunt, the Romantic era English writer and critic best known as a friend to “the famous.” Through this essential collection—one of the most complete of a single Romantic era figure in the world—we catch sight of the relationship between books and their readers, collectors, and researchers. This collection has played a major role in the lives of centuries of bibliophiles.

This event will be virtual and is open to everyone. The presentation will also be recorded and placed on Special Collections' Youtube channel at a later date. Following the presentation, a brief Q&A will follow, which will not be recorded.

*title adapted from Luther Brewer’s 1920 essay “Around the Library Table: An Evening with Leigh Hunt”