Fall 2013 Events: Come Explore with Us!

We’ve got lots of great programming coming up this fall–everything from Junot Diaz to Shakespeare to exploring how we read today. Whether you’re a Free Minds grad, volunteer, or interested community member, we hope you’ll join us and bring a friend!

To sign up or get more information, call 512-610-7962 or email Amelia.Pace-Borah@foundcom.org.

Writing Workshop
Tuesdays, Oct. 1-Nov. 19, 6:30-8:30 pm
Trails at Vintage Creek Learning Center (7224 Northeast Drive)
If you’ve been looking for a chance to get your stories on paper or to explore your creative potential, join us for this free 8-week workshop. Volunteer facilitator Nick Banach will lead the group through guided writing exercises in a supportive group environment. All are welcome, but space is limited. Child care is available for children ages five and up.

Master Class: Delving into Díaz
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6:30-8 pm
Community Engagement Center (1009 East 11th Street)
UT Literature Professor Jennifer Wilks will lead a discussion of “Wildwood,” an excerpt from Junot Díaz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. With his trademark humor and heart, Díaz covers the themes of immigration, mother-daughter relationships, and 1980s pop culture.

You also won’t want to miss Junot Díaz when he comes to the UT Campus on Monday, Sept. 23rd. He will read from his most recent book, This is How You Lose Her, in the atrium of the Blanton Museum of Art, 7-9 pm.

Actors from the London Stage present Othello
Thursday, Nov. 7, 7:30 pm
McCullough Theater, UT Campus (2375 Robert Dedman Drive)

Master Class: Rethinking Reading
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6:30-8 pm
Community Engagement Center (1009 East 11th Street)
In the past decade, technology has dramatically changed the landscape of reading. Is the rise of electronic media responsible for a crisis in literacy or does online reading have its own unique value? We explore these and other questions about how we read today in a discussion led by Elisabeth Moreno, retired assistant director of UT’s Sanger Learning
Center. Moreno holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Stanford University.

End of Semester Reading and Celebration
Thursday, December 12, 6-8:30 pm
M Station Apartments (2906 East MLK)
Join us for dinner and support the Class of 2014 as we celebrate the completion of a busy semester!

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