Gender’s Voice In Literature And Expressive Arts

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Bi-weekly – Week 1 ; Friday ; 12pm – 2pm

Term 1 – via Zoom; Term 2 – Tartu (tbc)     Space available 

Do you view the world through a gendered lens? Join us as we delve further into issues including identity, representation, aging, education, violence, sexuality, race, and relationships. Texts (see list) include novels, nonfiction, audio interviews, speeches, spoken word, art, and movies. Our discussions run the gamut from heartwarming to heartbreaking, from thought provoking to hilarious, and sometimes even irreverent. Members are expected to read, watch, or listen to each sessions text and present once, choosing to focus on the text creator, text analysis, and/or themes and issues raised in the text. Note: this is a smaller-group workshop with one in-depth presentation, and extensive discussion, per session. 


Trudy Akler( loves to analyze literature and art, and has a growing interest in womens stories and histories. Long-term experience includes arts and gifted education, book club presentations, the Global Art Project for Peace, and a lifetime of creative projects. 

Donna Reid( brings 30 yearsexperience as a childrens mental health practitioner and post-secondary educator. Donna continues to be awed by the power of storytelling in all its forms, as a catalyst for change and growth. 

Workshop Notes:

Reading, Listening, and Viewing Lists