This show features works by faculty of the Springfield College Department of Visual and Performing Arts, including painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media, and performance video. A series of talks, workshops, and performances, in conjunction with the exhibition, will take place throughout the semester.
In Janet Benton’s novel Lilli de Jong, set in 1883 Philadelphia, 23-year-old Lilli is pregnant and alone—abandoned by her lover and banished from her Quaker home. She gives birth at a charity for wronged women, planning to give up the baby. But the power of their bond sets her on a completely unexpected path.
Lilli de Jong was a Library Journal and NPR Best Book of 2017, and a finalist for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction, along with other honors. Benton is a novelist, writers’ mentor, and writing teacher in Philadelphia.
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