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Something Wicked...

$27

with Nick Turner

Calendar Jan 17, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In December, Denzel Washington adds his name to the many who have played the title role in Shakespeare's play about hubris and greed resulting in "murders most foul". This version is written and directed by Joel Cohen and also stars Frances McDormand.

Nick Turner is the Executive Director of The Grand in Ellsworth and a passionate devotee to the works of Shakespeare. This is Nick's fifth workshop for Senior College.

Investigative reporting: the best stuff doesn't get into print

$27

with Alicia Mundy

Calendar Jan 19, 2022 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Over four classes, Washington reporter Alicia Mundy details several stories that created national changes in philanthropy, medical research, and drug prices; that led to criminal cases; and prompted Congressional investigations -- and a couple that should have.

Alicia Mundy is investigative reporter and author, who has covered healthcare policy battles and national politics from Washington. She was with The Wall Street Journal, and has broken stories for The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, GQ, Regardie’s Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, The Daily Beast, Washingtonian, Washington Monthly, and DCReport.org.  She is the author of “Dispensing With the Truth: The Victims, The Drug Companies, and the Dramatic Story Behind the Battle over Fen-Phen,” (St. Martin’s Press); and “Crystal Mesh” about the pelvic mesh medical disaster.  She has worked for Sen. Bernie Sanders on healthcare costs.  Mundy has a B.S. from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and an M.A. in International Relations.

God's Body

$37

with Deirdre Good

Calendar Jan 21, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Most people reading the Bible understand God to be incorporeal, that is, without a body. Language describing a masculine God is presumed to be metaphorical or poetic. In this course we will discuss and assess depictions and meanings of God's physical features: feet, genitals, torso, arms, and head described in ancient texts including the Bible in Francesca Stavrakopolou's new book, God: A Body (Random House, 2022), required text for this course.

Deirdre Good, M. Theol., S.T.M., Th.D., retired from seminary teaching and administration to the Belfast area. She has taught courses on the Book of Job, on Mary, and on the Iliad (with Juliet Baker) for Belfast Senior College.

Note: No class on Feb 4th





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