Sandwiched In with Dr. William Thierfelder - Changing Your Perspective - Five Women Authors

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As part of the Library's recognition of Banned Books Week (Oct.1 to Oct. 7), we welcome Dr. William Thierfelder to explore five women authors whose works have changed and even challenged our perspective in how we see the world.  It is perhaps no surprise that each of these authors have had their works challenged or banned.  

Over many years, high school and college literature classes and “Best Books” lists were dominated by male writers. This program looks at five remarkable women who have made deep inroads into the realm of fantasy and science fiction. Dr. Thierfelder will explore each author’s life and then delve into the primary themes of these often mind-bending, mind-expanding books: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Octavia Butler’s Kindred, Ursula LeGuin’s The Lathe of Heaven, Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, and N. K. Jemisin’s How Long 'Til Black Future Month?  These are books that test us, inspire us, warn us, and unsettle us in often unforeseen ways.  What women writers have altered your perspectives?  (Sponsored by the Friends of the Library)

PLEASE NOTE: Dr. William Thierfelder will be presenting his program virtually but we will be live streaming his presentation in the Lapham meeting room and on Zoom. 

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