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Reading to Live and Living to Read (Closed)

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Course Description:

Virginia Woolf distinguished between those who read because they love learning and those who read because they love reading, the ones she referred to as “true readers.” This four-session offering will look at reading as a dangerous activity and as a lifesaving one. We’ll come up with our “Life Lists” — the twenty books that have meant the most to us, from childhood to the present. We’ll also read about reading, including excerpts from "Reading Lolita in Tehran," by Azar Nafisi, "The Library at Night," by Alberto Manguel, and the recent, "My Life with Bob," by Pamela Paul. Join us in celebrating and reflecting on the joy and solace that come only from reading.


Tuition: $45.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

Registration Closed


Thursdays, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22 *1:30 – 3:30pm* (4 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


Patrice Vecchione is the author of several books, poetry and prose, most recently, "Step into Nature: Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life" from Simon & Schuster. She writes a monthly column about walking for the "Monterey Herald" and is a frequent contributor to "Edible Monterey Bay." An artist as well as a writer and walker, this winter her collages will be on display at Gabriella Cafe in Santa Cruz.