“Readings in the Parlor” for Your Harvard University Creative Writing Classes

Here is an interesting fact: in Harvard yard there is a statue with an inscription “John Harvard, Founder, 1638”. And everything would be perfectly fine with it, if students didn’t call it “the Statue of Three Lies” Why? Well, firstly, John Harvard was never a founder, but a sponsor. Secondly, the university was created in 1636, not in 1638. And, thirdly, the statue depicts some student the sculptor used as inspiration, not the actual John Harvard. But besides this slight (more...)