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This class explores contemporary memoirs by writers from diverse social backgrounds.  How do authors translate lived experiences of family life, travel, immigration, work, artistic expression, and politics into compelling literary works?  How do they chronicle the creation of complex identities shaped by race, class, gender identity, geography, and religion?  Analyzing both the achievements and the limitations of the memoir genre, we will discuss how authors map the emotional landscape of private life while addressing broader themes in history, politics, and culture.  Come share your ideas with other passionate readers in a stimulating yet relaxed environment.  Please read Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah before our first class meeting.  Other assigned books include: The Skin Above My Knee by Marcia Butler, Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution by Peter Andreas, and In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi.      

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 9/13/2017, ending 12/6/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 9/20/2017, 9/27/2017, 10/4/2017, 10/18/2017, 10/25/2017, 11/1/2017, 11/15/2017, 11/22/2017, 11/29/2017)

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Tuition: $120.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Lori Rotskoff 



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Scarsdale Adult School welcomes celebrated author George Saunders whose first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, was the 2017 Man Booker Prize Winner.  Following his revered short story collections with this eagerly anticipated debut novel, Saunders continues to shake readers to the core.  An original and transcendent work, Lincoln in the Bardo unfolds over the course of a single night in a graveyard, narrated by a chorus of dazzling voices. Advanced registration is highly recommended.  Seating is limited and cannot be guaranteed for walk-ins.  Credit cards will not be accepted at the door. Books will be available for purchase at the event.  The author will be signing them upon request.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 2/8/2018, ending 2/8/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : N.A. 



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This registration includes one standard admission, plus a paperback copy of Lincoln in the Bardo which will be distributed on the evening of the event. Scarsdale Adult School welcomes celebrated author George Saunders whose first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, was the 2017 Man Booker Prize Winner.  Following his revered short story collections with this eagerly anticipated debut novel, Saunders continues to shake readers to the core.  An original and transcendent work, Lincoln in the Bardo unfolds over the course of a single night in a graveyard, narrated by a chorus of dazzling voices. Advanced registration is highly recommended.  Seating is limited and cannot be guaranteed for walk-ins.  Credit cards will not be accepted at the door. Books will be available for purchase at the event.  The author will be signing them upon request.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 2/8/2018, ending 2/8/2018

Tuition: $40.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : N.A. 



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