Famous Writers at the Falls: A Book Talk by Dr. Jamie Carr

Famous Writers at the Falls: A Book Talk by Dr. Jamie Carr

  • Location Castellani Art Museum


To celebrate the current exhibition Northward: Views of the Niagara River, the Castellani Art Museum is delighted to host Dr. Jamie Carr for a lecture on her new book, Niagaras of InkThis talk shares anecdotes of famous writers’ experiences―previously untold tales, unique takes on well-known visits, and materials just too good to exclude―with an anthology of some of the most engaging writing on the Falls. The reception will feature light refreshments and a cash bar. Attendees must pre-register. This event is the second annual Lynch Lecture, part of Niagara University's Vincentian Heritage Week. 

Event Schedule
1:00 p.m. - Tour with Mary Helen Miskuly, CAM Curator & Registrar
2:00 p.m. - Lecture with Dr. Jamie Carr, Niagara University
3:00 p.m. - Reception

About the Speaker
Dr. Jamie Carr is Professor and Chair of the English department at Niagara University. Her literary interests span the history of book banning, the life and writing of Christopher Isherwood in 1930s Berlin, postcolonial literatures, and women writers. Since arriving at Niagara in 2007, her work has been shaped by the local landscape. In 2020, she published Niagaras of Ink: Famous Writers at the Falls, an anthology of travel essays by 19th- and early 20th-century British and American authors who visited the Falls, framed by Dr. Carr's retelling of noteworthy anecdotes and her analysis of the social milieu that shaped their experiences while there. Her book aims to preserve and promote the literary heritage of the region.

Image credit: Artist unknown, Rarer Views, n.d., stereoscope, Image Courtesy of the Niagara Falls Public Library