Reflections on Reading: Challenging Assumptions

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Bi-weekly; Week 1; Wednesday; 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Location: TBD

If you’re a bibliophile, this is the workshop for you! This workshop is inspired by a 3-part series from CBC Ideas called ‘Reading With a Grain of Salt’.   We will explore questions about reading and books.  Why do we read? Does reading make you a better or more intelligent person?  Is there a valid difference between literary fiction and popular fiction? What is the impact of the Internet on reading? Why are book clubs so popular? Each participant will make a presentation and all participants will be expected to read 2-3 articles prior to each presentation. We are happy to provide assistance and topics and references will be available.  Come and share your own reading experiences and challenge some of our assumptions about reading.

Facilitators:

Thea Herman (theaherman1@gmail.com) is a retired judge, lawyer and senior civil servant. In addition to her activities at the Academy, she enjoys playing flute in a band. Thea has co-facilitated workshops at the Academy on Dance, Pandemics and Psychology. She looks forward to exploring the world of reading with other book-lovers.

Yvette Matyas (ymatyas5351@rogers.com) studied undergraduate psychology at McGill and worked for over twenty years in healthcare administration. She has co-facilitated workshops at the Academy on architecture, ageing, birds, dance, pandemics, art, and psychology.  She looks forward to exploring the world of reading with other book-lovers.

Workshop Materials:

Welcome Letter

References by Topic

Suggested Books

Topics