Frontier Odyssey – The Story of John James Audubon and The Birds of America

CLASS ID: 5S07
Date/Time: Thursday, January 18, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

William Souder
Local author William Souder will speak about his writing process and the journey from Minnesota to Kentucky to Scotland and England while researching his book Under a Wild Sky, the story of pioneer and bird artist John James Audubon.This book was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Biography. Souder’s work has appeared in many publications, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, Smithsonian, and Harper’s.

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Am Now Writer: Public Reading (with guest Nolan Zavoral)

CLASS ID: 5S05
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 20, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Mary Jane LaVigne
Join us for a public reading for writers of poetry, fiction, non- fiction, and more. Sign up to share your short essay, a few poems, fan-fiction, flash-fiction, or your novel in progress; anything you can present in 5 minutes or less. Or, just come to listen! “Am now writer” wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald on his army discharge form, though he’d not yet sold a story. Whether writing is your avocation or vocation, it is our hope that this public reading helps you to claim this title for yourself. Reader registration required prior to the event.

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Get to the Pointe with Swan Lake

CLASS ID: 5S06
Date/Time: Thursday, March 1, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jan Chamberlin
Swan Lake, it is so much more than just ballerinas in white tutus and feathers. Ever since it’s premier as a ballet in 1877, the ballet, music, story and images Swan Lake evokes has been a part of Western culture. Join us as we discuss the many versions and artistic visions for the ballet, memorable dances and moments and Houston Ballet, the company that presents their interpretation in April. This is the perfect way to get ready for the field trip to see Swan Lake at the Northrup or just spend an evening discussing ballet and one of its most enduring love stories.

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