Some books are to be tasted,
others to be swallowed,
and some few to be chewed and digested.
~~ Francis Bacon
Having pined for years for an OLLI class on the main campus that would allow her to “chew and digest” some Great Books short stories, Arlene Rees, the instructor of this class, decided finally to lead her own class, and she is eminently qualified to do so. As a Language Arts major, Arlene taught English and literature for 40 years, mostly at the secondary level, and also to students from first grade, through GED level, to graduate students. Additionally, she has led several other community reading discussion groups.
The subject matter of this small group discussion class is THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS, as illustrated in selected short stories, written by authors, both famous and less known. The OLLI-owned Great Books will be on loan to students during
the class session and enrollment will be limited to 18 participants.
Judging by the enthusiasm with which Arlene speaks and the twinkle in her eye as she explains about her new class, it portends to be anything but
boring. There will be time devoted to discussion and evaluation of the deadly
sins and their opposites, many provocative questions asked and answered, and an opportunity for all to share in the small group setting.
The only question yet to be answered is … are you ready to “chew” on
stories based on the Seven Deadly Sins?
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSULB
Building HS&D, Rooms 100 & 101
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-5609
Phone: 562-985-8237 Fax: 562-985-8213
Web site: www.csulb.edu/centers/olli