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"Poetry and Self-Governance" with Dr. Matthew Mehan
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About The Event
Join us for a conversation with author, songwriter, and teacher Dr. Matthew Mehan in exploring the power of poetry and the imagination in forming self-control, temperance, and self-governance. Dr. Mehan's new book Mr. Mehan's Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals seeks to provide a text for such exploration (www.mythicalmammals.com). Co-sponsored and hosted by Founders Classical Academy in Leander, this discussion will help us rethink the role of poetry and self-governance in education.
When: Monday, September 24 from 7:00-8:30 PM
Where: Founders Classical Academy of Leander, Upper School Library, 1303 Leander Dr.
Matthew Mehan teaches at The Heights in Washington, D.C. and is the director of the Jackson Scholars senior thesis program. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Dallas and the valedictorian of his class, he holds a B.A. in politics, an M.A. in English, and he earned a Ph.D. in Literature for his dissertation on Shakespeare, Thomas More, and the education of leading citizens. Matthew is also a fellow of the Center for Thomas More Studies, and he has been named The Worsham Teaching Fellow of Hillsdale College’s Washington DC Allan P. Kirby, Jr., Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship. Matthew has been awarded the Claremont Institute’s Publius Fellowship as well as two fellowships from the Earhart Foundation. Matthew has worked as an editor for both academic and popular publications. He recently published his illustrated book of poetry, Mr. Mehan’s Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals (2018). His wonderful wife, Molly, and he have six children.