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SP19-50 LISTENING TO WOMEN: CHANGING THE FUTURE: Women Writers – Literature’s Warriors

March 21 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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LISTENING TO WOMEN: CHANGING THE FUTURE
A 12-session series featuring women whose innovations and accomplishments, locally and globally, are having an impact and influencing lives.

Thursdays 1-2:30 pm
March 14-May 30, 2019
Temple Beth Sholom
1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota
Call 941-309-5111 or go to www.OLLIatRinglingCollege.org

MARCH 21
Women Writers – Literature’s Warriors

Women’s literature has given a voice to the folk stories, memories, personal narratives, and dreams that were discouraged—even silenced—for so long in the publishing realm. It took two centuries for women writers to find a way to illuminate their experiences and their literary art for themselves and for their readers. Diane Browne-Sterdt and Tanner Saxon will discuss the history of literature written by women from the 19th century to the present. They will focus on their personal favorites: Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Munro, and Zadie Smith.

Diane Browne-Sterdt earned a bachelor’s in psychology from Temple University (PA) and a master’s in clinical educational psychology at the University of Rhode Island. After spending 34 years as a school psychologist, Diane taught a short story course at the Center for Lifetime Studies at Marist College (NY) for 11 years.

Tanner Saxon majored in early childhood education at Columbia College and the University of South Carolina. She worked in Special Education at the Babcock Center and then the Head Start program in Columbia, SC. During a teaching layoff and program restructuring, she began a second career in retail sales and management with the J. B. White Co. After a 1994 relocation to Sarasota, she trained in health care as a medical assistant in both the public and private sector. She has been a voracious reader since age four.

SERIES FEES

ALL 12 SESSIONS: March 14-May 30 $190: Silver/Gold members/General Admission
FIRST SIX SESSIONS: March: 14, 21, 28; April: 4, 11, 18 $100: All six sessions: Silver/Gold members/General Admission
$30 each: Individual session(s) Silver Member/General Admission
$27 each: Individual session(s) Gold Member

SECOND SIX SESSIONS: April: 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $100: All six sessions: Silver/Gold members/General Admission
$30 each: Individual session(s) Silver Member/General Admission
$27 each: Individual session(s) Gold Member

To register or for more information, call 941-309-5111
or go to www.OLLIatRinglingCollege.org
Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota

Venue

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom
1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Phone:
(941) 309-5111
Website:
https://olliringlingcollege.org/