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C12. Colson Whitehead: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

  • 02/03/2022
  • 03/03/2022
  • 5 sessions
  • 02/03/2022, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EST)
  • 02/10/2022, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EST)
  • 02/17/2022, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EST)
  • 02/24/2022, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EST)
  • 03/03/2022, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EST)
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We will read two historical novels by Colson Whitehead:  The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, each of which recently won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In addition, we will look at some of his non-fiction writing and the huge impact his work has had on the American literary scene and American culture.

INSTRUCTOR: Marcia Tannenbaum is a local attorney, mediator and educator who has been teaching courses on the Holocaust in various Jewish and secular venues for more than 40 years, including WISE. While teaching at Nichols College in Dudley, MA, Marcia created and taught a course on the Literature of the Holocaust. In 2001, she presented a paper at the International Conference on Teaching the Holocaust at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. On that trip, Marcia visited Auschwitz with other conference participants and then spent the Jewish Festival of Shevuoth in Warsaw before returning to Worcester. 

REQUIRED BOOKS: The Underground Railroad , Penguin Random House; The Nickel Boys, Anchor Books Trade Paperback 978-0-345-90434-1

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