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Literature: Transformations in the American Family

Four Wednesdays, Noon - 1:30 p.m. March 20, April 3, 17 and May 1 | Compass Bank, Second Floor, 2001 Kirby at San Felipe

A gradual redefinition of the traditional concept of "family" has been occurring in America. Its new forms have been well chronicled in film, television, and literature. Marsha Recknagel, who teaches creative writing at Rice University, will explore permutations, transformations, and mutations of the nuclear family as represented in these recent works of fiction and nonfiction: Tony Earley's Jim the Boy, Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections, Dave Eggers' A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and Valerie Streiken's forthcoming Leopard's Hat.

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Going Baroque!
Thursday, January 18, 7:30–9:00 p.m. | Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar. Parking information distributed to subscribers.

 

An Intimate Concert of Modern and Contemporary Music of Mexico
Tuesday, January 23, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Private home. Address to subscribers.
 

Comida en la Cuidad
Tuesday, February 6, noon | Caracol Restaurant, 2200 Post Oak Boulevard, 77056
PLEASE NOTE: COMIDA EN LA CUIDAD IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED.

 

Modern Architecture in Mexico City
Tuesday, February 20, 12:00-1:30 P.M. | Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University

 

Thomas Jefferson: The Essential Democrat
Three Wednesdays, February 21, 28 and March 7, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | Covenant Church, 4949 Caroline, 77004

 

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