(28th in a series of posts on H.D.)
Bethlehem-born writer Hilda Doolittle — H. D. — (1886-1961) is
the “Lehigh Valley’s most important literary figure.”
Next event: H.D.’s Bethlehem: A Walking Tour, Saturday, September 28, 2019. 1-3 pm, Rain date: September 29, 1-3 pm, Meet at the Bethlehem Area Public Library, 11 W. Church Street, Bethlehem, led by Seth Moglen, Professor of English, Lehigh University.
Can you pick H. D. out of this album of Bethlehem women noteworthy for their dedicated public spirit?
Wow! Good going! You are special!
It was the hair-style that gave her away, right?
But we want to make sure that H. D.’s face as well as her work is recognizable by everybody in town.
To wit: the Bethlehem Area Public Library has commissioned Angela Fraleigh, painter, professor, and chair of the Moravian College art department to do a portrait of H. D. that will hang in a place of honor in the library (there is already a plaque outside).
We are talking a high quality, museum-class portrait.
Contributions toward the $3500 goal for the portrait are still 2/3’s short.
If Gadfly followers donated $5 each we’d be over 50% there. And do the higher math.
See the library’s GoFundMe page to make online contributions.
Tip o’ the hat from Gadfly.