The Santee Public Library has been chosen as one of fifty in the country to receive grant money to present a series of free lectures developed by the American Library Association and the Fetzer Institute. The series, entitled “Let’s Talk About It: Love and Forgiveness,” is part of the Fetzer Institute’s Campaign for Love and Forgiveness. Dr. Martha Stoddard-Holmes, Associate Professor of Literature and Writing Studies at CSU San Marcos, will lead these discussions on the themes of love and forgiveness in classic and contemporary literature.
The first work to be discussed will be Homer’s Iliad – not one most people think of for love and forgiveness (especially if you saw the Brad Pitt movie “Troy”). However, if you read carefully you will find these themes throughout the story. Professor Stoddard-Holmes will take participants through passages from this epic poem, discussing how these two themes work their way throughout.
This first of five meetings will be held Saturday, January 10, beginning at 10:30 am. The series is sponsored in part by the Santee Chamber of Commerce, the Santee Community Collaborative, and Friends of the Santee Library. The full schedule of discussions is:
January 10 – Iliad by Homer
February 14 – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
March 14 – Embers by Sandor Marai
April 11 – The Guardians by Ana Castillo
May 9 – Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
For more information, contact the library at 619-448-1863.