On December 1st, Dr. Mark Schenker of Yale University helped us draw our Fall Book Discussion Series to a close with a lecture: "Imagined Travels to Real Places: How Fiction Connects Us to Places We've Never Been." And it's now available online!
Those of us in the audience are very VERY thankful for the opportunity to hear once again the brilliant ways in which our guest explained how literature transports us from the every day, giving us the only true opportunity in life to stop being ourselves, even for just the moment we're on the page, and become anyone we want to be - and that reading a book is like getting an "insider's" view of different cultures...different places...and different times. As soon as the lecture was over, all we wanted to do was stay and hear more!
Take a break from that holiday shopping and enjoy a cup of coffee in front of the screen. If you love reading...if you love travelling...heck, if you love chocolate and sunny days and finding money in your pocket (and who doesn't?!)... you will no doubt be fascinated and inspired by what Dr. Schenker has to say.