This is the perfect time to join our friendly and enthusiastic group as we begin a new book, The Art of the Tale: An International Anthology of Short Stories,edited by Daniel Halpern. Participants always come away with a deeper understanding of the stories and an enhanced insight into the minds of people from other cultures.
7 alternating Fridays: through December 15, 10 to 11:30 am.
$15 per session
SHORT STORY SCHEDULE
November 17 “Ceil” by Harold Brodkey – United States
December 1 “Seven Floors” by Dino Buzzati – Italy
December 15 “The Adventure of a Traveler” by Italo Calvino - Italy
This history reveals how wealthy women shaped the women’s movement, funding the fight for the right to vote, higher education for women, women’s labor activism, and birth control. Author Joan Marie Johnson, PhD, of Northwestern University explores the empowering advancement of women’s rights, as well as the tensions caused by inequality in a movement for equality, issues that are relevant to women today.
We are a first Wednesdayof the month, ongoing book group welcoming new participants to our lively discussions. Book selections vary from an occasional short story to recent novels to classics to memoirs to biographies, written by women. Participants take turns leading discussions of the book, the author, and critical reviews.
Monthly, First Wednesday, November 1, 7 to 8:30 pm. $50 annual fee.
Join in this unique opportunity to hear Sunita Vira, chef and founder of the Raw Food Center in Chicago. She will share ancient wisdom from around the world as she crystalizes and simplifies important steps and strategies to bring healthy eating into your lifestyle. Tasting samples and sharing recipes will help you discern what to eat and what not to eat.
While most people say their goal in life is to be happy, and that more money is the key to that happiness, the research disagrees. One of the key factors in increasing happiness is living a life of purpose. But how do you identify your purpose? This workshop will help you do just that.
In this 2-hour interactive workshop, with certified life coach Hélène Tragos Stelian, you will learn a step-by-step process, based on the best purpose research, to identify how you are meant to spend your time and energy. You will become clear on your unique gifts and personal interests—and how you can leverage them to contribute in a meaningful way. You will come out of this workshop with a personal mission statement that will guide your decisions and empower your actions moving forward.
Join us January 11, 1 to 3 pm. and start living your best life!
Pre-work: Identifying your gifts
•Contact 3 people who know you well and ask them: What are my greatest strengths or unique gifts?