Spring 2019

Coming to Age

Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30

Ann Kimmage, Instructor
Ann's email: ann.kimmage@gmail.com

Welcome to Coming to Age:

Our class is starting a week early on March 7. This means you will need to get your books in time to do the reading for our first class so we can start off with a class discussion of those readings. We will explore select writings to deepen our understanding of the aging process and how it affects decisions and choices we make. The readings will pave the way to discussions on adjustments one makes to accommodate the changes we face as we age. In our readings we will travel to different time periods examining a wide range of perspectives on this meaningful stage of life.

Books you need to order for the course

1. Aging: An Apprenticeship, editor Nan Narboe, Red Notebook Press, 2017, ISBN:978-0-692-75399-6 (print); 978-0-692-75400-9 (ebook)

2. Our Souls at Night, Haruf Kent, Vintage Books, 2016, ISBN: 978-1-101-91192-1; eBook ISBN: 978-1-101—87590-2

3. Patrimony, Roth Philip, Simon&Shuster, 1996, ISBN: 0-671-75862

Assigned reading for the first day of class March 7:
Aging: An Apprenticeship, pp. 3-97

After a general introduction to the subject of aging in literature we will discuss the essays from the anthology Aging: An Apprenticeship.

Please let me know if you have any questions. My email is ann.kimmage@gmail.com

I look forward to the wealth of knowledge and wisdom you will be bringing to the class discussions. No doubt we could all write a book of our own on the subject of aging but it is stimulating to see what others have to say on the subject. The readings for this class will help us put our own experiences into sharper focus.

Until March 7,

Ann Kimmage