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A BOOK GROUP FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
One event on October 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm
One event on November 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm
One event on December 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Venue, The Dallas Institute
Presented by Dr. J. Larry Allums and Guest Facilitators
After the Baby Boomers came the Gen Xers, Xennials, and Millennials. Conventional wisdom has it that these groups don’t read, or don’t read very much, or read a lot–even more than older adults–but shorter things such as newspaper, magazine, or Wikipedia articles. Definitely not books. This new group goes against conventional wisdom and aims to include young professionals wanting to connect with others through literature, history, biography, memoir–whatever the group decides from month to month–with in-depth conversations led by experts on compelling subjects. If you’re a young professional and like reading books, or think you’d like it, you should give this group a try. Join early and help us select the first book.
September 18, October 16, 7:00 – 8:30pm
November 19, December 17, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Semester: $100 Nonmembers; $85 Members; $40 Educator Members
Per session: $25 Nonmembers; Members $20; $10 Educator Members
DR. J. LARRY ALLUMS is Executive Director of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. He earned his M.A. in Literature and his Ph.D. in Literature and Political Philosophy from the University of Dallas’ Institute of Philosophic Studies. He came to the Dallas Institute in 1998 from the University of Mobile, where he was Professor of English and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He has edited a volume of essays on epic poetry, The Epic Cosmos, and published articles on ancient Greek and Roman literature, Dante, and writers of the American Southern renascence, including William Faulkner, Allen Tate, Robert Penn Warren, and Caroline Gordon. Under his leadership, the Dallas Institute continues to emphasize its commitment to urban issues and its longstanding work with pre-K through 12th grade elementary and secondary school teachers, principals, and superintendents.