Martha Andrews Donovan will be sharing photographs and stories from her experiences during a month-long journey to India in 2019. She spent three weeks touring Rajasthan with ten other travelers, with a focus on the forts, palaces, and stepwells in that region. During the last ten days of her journey, Martha traveled to South India and spent a week in Kodaikanal, a bustling hill town located at 7,000 feet elevation on an eastern spur of the Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu – where her mother and three aunts attended boarding school. Martha looks forward to providing her audience a glimpse at the beauty and whirl of India.
Martha gave a travel talk for the library in 2019 shortly after her return from India; she will take us back to some of those same scenes and she will share new stories with a focus on how traveling to a new country can open our eyes in unexpected ways.
Martha Andrews Donovan, author of the poetry chapbook Dress Her in Silk (Finishing Line Press 2009), a lecturer of writing at College of the Atlantic, and a resident of Bernard Village will be joining us from Boston where she is interim teaching this winter and spring. Since moving to Mount Desert Island in 2016, Martha has been photographing the beauty here at the edge of land and sea each day – a daily record captured through her iPhone camera. Her images of India became an extension of her daily practice of looking for the extraordinary in the ordinary.
This talk will be held via Zoom and registration is required. Please go HERE to sign up and obtain the event link.