Discussing literary works deepens our understanding of texts and strengthens our relationships with other readers. I’m available both through The Vermont Humanities Council’s Reading and Discussion Programs and through themed programs developed specific to your group’s needs.
Facilitated Literary Discussions through the Vermont Humanities Council
With over thirty years as a Visiting Scholar for the Vermont Humanities Council, I have led literature-based humanities discussions to a full spectrum of audiences throughout Vermont, from parenting teens to prison inmates, health care workers, and life-long learners.
The Vermont Humanities Council programs are available to non-profit groups for a small fee. Please consult their Reading & Discussion Catalog for a list of their current reading series and for instructions about how to apply. I’m willing to travel statewide to facilitate most of these programs.
Themed Literary Discussions for Understanding and Change
Focused literary discussions are a proven method of improving work environments, including job satisfaction and employee retention. With thirty years’ experience facilitating book discussions in libraries, prisons and hospitals, I can develop and facilitate a themed reading program suited to your workplace needs.
A few of the themed literary discussions I’ve developed and delivered include: Issues in Revenge and Criminal Justice for the Brattleboro Restorative Justice Center; A Sense of an Ending, a reading and discussion series for hospital medical personnel about end-of-life care sponsored by Brattleboro Area Hospice; and programs about the Novels of Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf: Her Life and Work, both for the Osher Life Long Learning Institute, which caters to adults over fifty.
Contact me so we can plan a great reading series for your group.