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Fullbright scholar's Scottish study program is topic of talk

Julie Brown at Skara Brae, a stone-built Neolithic settlement on the Bay of Skaill on an island off the Scottish mainland. (Courtesy Julie Brown)
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Fulbright Scholar Julie Brown, an instructor at Clatsop Community College, will talk about her experiences during her recent trip to Scotland, where she studied and compared Astoria’s maritime culture with that of the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

Her talk is part of the Ales and Ideas lecture series and set for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in the Lovell Showroom at Fort George Brewery, 14 and Duane streets, Astoria.

The series is sponsored by Clatsop Community College and the Fort George Brewery.

Her presentation will include pictures and stories comparing the two coastal cultures.

“The west coast of Oregon may be 8,000 miles away from the east coast of Scotland, but we are cultural cousins in so many ways: our love for nature and wildlife, our respect for ancient cultures and history, and our ongoing celebration of the values these things shape,” Brown said.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for those wishing to purchase food or drinks. Minors are welcome.

Brown teaches a variety of arts and letters classes at CCC, including courses in literature of the sea and maritime culture. Her books include “Writers on the Spectrum: How Autism and Asperger Syndrome have Influenced Literary Writing” (Kingsley 2010).

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