Posts Tagged 'Margaret Atwood'

From the CLSC vault: Women, image, and history

From the CLSC vault: Women, image, and history

Since it was first printed in 1985, the cover art for The Handmaid’s Tale has not changed. Almost three decades later, readers are still confronted by the image of two faceless women in red robes standing against an impressively tall brick wall. It’s hard to discern where they are or where they are going.

Atwood to speak on trajectory of happiness in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

Atwood to speak on trajectory of happiness in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

Perhaps the single greatest power, Margaret Atwood writes in The Handmaid’s Tale, is the power held by those who forgive or by those who can be forgiven.

That may be unexpected in a novel set in a dystopian future in which a citizen’s privacy is revoked, basic human liberties are demolished and a woman’s rights to her own reproductive system are nonexistent.

CLSC Young Readers experience stories of hope, loss and adventure in 2013 selections

CLSC Young Readers experience stories of hope, loss and adventure in 2013 selections

Tales of travel to another universe, a gorilla who lives in a mall, struggle with disability and loss, and a retelling of a classic romance are just some of the adventures awaiting young readers this season.

During the 2013 CLSC Young Readers program, children ages 9 to 14 have the opportunity to partake in the weekly book discussion, with titles selected by Teresa Adams, assistant director of the Department of Education and Youth Services and director of Special Studies.
“I look for recommendations from the students, the New York Times Best Sellers list and other faculty,” Adams said. “The idea is getting kids interested in reading and enjoying it.”

Young Readers participants who read four or more selections — at least one from each category of fiction, nonfiction and classics — as well as attend the weekly discussions will receive a selection of their choice.

The Summer of Our Content

The Summer of Our Content

To be a Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle selection, a book must be important, and it must be well written. It must be very well written. Regardless of genre and of publication date, a CLSC book is one that even the Chautauqua reader might not have read before.

At least those tend to be the criteria for Sherra Babcock, vice president and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education.

The Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, established in 1878, continues to bring together a group of diverse readers through a shared collection of literary works.