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1995-96 PROGRAMS

The public is cordially invited to each of these talks, which will be at WESTMINSTER HOUSE (Presbyterian University Center, corner of Park and Copeland); following each talk there will be an informal question and answer session, followed in turn by light refreshments.

  • "Very Illuminating Manuscripts: Delving into Iris Murdoch's Comic Spirit"
    7:30 p.m. Monday, OCTOBER 23
    Barbara Stevens Heusel
    Associate Professor of English, Northwest Missouri State University
    (Professor Heusel is author of Patterned Aimlessness: Iris Murdoch's Novels of the 1970s and 1980s, published in August 1995 by the University of Georgia Press)

  • "James Baldwin's Quest for Self: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places"
    7:30 p.m. Monday, NOVEMBER 20
    Louis H. Pratt
    Professor of English, Florida A & M University
    (Prof. Pratt's latest book is Conversations with James Baldwin co-edited with Fred Standley.)
  • A Special Treat: A Reading from Before Women Had Wings
    7:30 p.m. Monday, JANUARY 22
    Connie May Fowler
    Author of Sugar Cage (1992) and River of Hidden Dreams (1994)
    (Ms. Fowler will read from her third novel set in Florida, Before Women Had Wings, which is scheduled for publication in May 1996!)
  • "The Secret Life of Books"
    7:30 p.m. Monday, APRIL 15
    David Kirby
    McKenzie Professor of English, Florida State University
    (Professor Kirby, whose many publications include The Bear Who Came to Stay and The Cows Are Going to Paris, will discuss what one does when one writes books for children.)
  • Note: Speaker for the Friends' fourteenth annual dinner, on March 25, 1996, will be Sandy D'Alemberte, President of Florida State University. For information and reservations, contact Rev. Carothers, President of the Friends.

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