Upcoming Events

What is Poetry?

Evelyn Klein
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
 

For those who are wondering what poetry truly is, Evelyn Klein will examine its nature, perspectives, and renditions as they developed over the centuries.  She will answer the question of whether it is rhyme and meter or anything the writer wants to express.  From Aristotle to Carl Jung, from Greek philosophers to modern thinkers, she will shed light on the literary form that has some modern readers mystified.  Brief examples of poetry from Chaucer to Billy Collins will shed light on the discussion. 

Philosophy Study Group

Curt Hillstrom
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Curran's Restaurant, 42nd and Nicollet in Minneapolis


We will finish our reading of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.
By the time we're done you should be in tune with nature, in the present moment, and ready to become the next Emperor of Rome.





 

Scholars without Walls:  How our book came to be and why

Lucy Brusic
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

We will introduce our new book, Scholars without WallsThe History of the Minnesota Independent Scholars' Forum.  The book, which will be available for purchase at this event,  tells how a group of unemployed academics became a current-day organization with monthly meetings, study groups, a regular newsletter, and fiscal agency assistance.  In addition to a history of the organization, this new book includes examples of writing by independent scholars—on subjects from health insurance to history.

History Study Group

Curt Hillstrom
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Curran's Restaurant, 42nd and Nicollet in Minneapolis



We will discuss Part III – the last part – of John Adams by David McCullough.
We will celebrate finishing the book by evaluating Mr Adam's life, comparing it to our own, and feeling guilty.


 

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