Upcoming Literature Classes and Author Visits

Short story, book, play, film, and television discussion classes are scattered throughout the year to give you ample time for pleasure reading and viewing between each one. Pick a course or two to suit your literary tastes and register today!

Keep scrolling to read about our newly added special literary event next month.

July Classes

Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) by Zora Neale Hurston, Revisited

2 Sessions, starting Wednesday, July 3 • 11:00am-12:30pm • Westchester Reform TempleCourse 12646 • $60

Franz Kafka's Short Stories

3 Sessions, starting Thursday, July 11 • 10:30am-12:00pm • Zoom • Course 12567 • $90

Beyond That, the Sea (2023) by Laura Spence-Ash

Wednesday, July 17 • 1:00pm-2:30pm • ZoomCourse 12510 • $30

Lyrics of Leonard Cohen

Thursday, July 18 • 11:00am-12:30pm • Westchester Reform TempleCourse 12649 • $30

To the Lighthouse (1927) by Virginia Woolf, Revisited

2 Sessions, starting Wednesday, July 24 • 11:00am-12:30pm • Westchester Reform TempleCourse 12647 • $60

July also includes one newly added special literary event!

Author Visit: Etaf Rum, Evil Eye (2023)

Monday, July 15 • 10:00am-11:00am • ZoomCourse 12659 • $30

Meet Etaf Rum, New York Times bestselling author of A Woman Is No Man, in conversation with Anna Katsavos as they discuss Rum's second novel, Evil Eye (2023). This contemporary fiction depicts the complicated family relationships and tensions in the life of a Palestinian-American woman. The protagonist Yara, a wife and mother of two girls, raised in Brooklyn within a tight Palestinian expatriate community, has honored some cultural traditions, including an arranged marriage, while resisting others, such as wearing a hijab. Feeling unfulfilled in what would appear to be a good life in North Carolina where she earned a master's degree and a job at a local college, she revisits her volatile childhood and conflicts involving her own angry and troubled mother who never considered leaving her abusive marriage.

Time will be reserved for audience Q&A. The talk will be recorded and distributed to enrolled students for up to one week of viewing post-lecture. Register in advance to receive the video, even if you are unable to attend the live session.

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ETAF RUM is the author of A Woman Is No Man (2019) and Evil Eye (2023). Similar in background to the protagonists of her two novels, Rum was born and raised in Brooklyn to Palestinian parents in a culturally traditional family. She entered into an arranged marriage at a young age, moved to North Carolina, had two children, and earned a BA, BS, and MA at North Carolina State University. She teaches literature at a local community college.

ANNA KATSAVOS, PhD, is an experienced book group facilitator. A SUNY Professor Emerita of English Literature and Women’s Studies, she has received numerous awards for teaching, and her scholarship has been published in a variety of literary journals. She has interviewed many best-selling authors and has presented interactive programs focusing on a wide range of women’s issues. Additionally, she conducts writing, editing and publishing workshops.

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