MANCHESTER CENTER - Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will present Four Women Writers from the South on three Fridays: Sept. 21, Oct. 5 and Oct. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Equinox Village in Manchester Center.

Dr. James Kraft, a retired professor from the University of Virginia will teach this literature course.

Carson McCullers, Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor, and Harper Lee are among the most distinctive American writers of fiction, especially short fiction.

They share a deep concern for the South and its traditions and often deal with individual eccentricities that can reveal so much about the complex character of the human heart and the paradoxes of human relationships.

Attendees should read Carson McCuller's "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe" before the first session.

James Kraft graduated from Princeton University, studied at King's College, Cambridge, and received his doctorate in English literature from Fordham University.

He taught at the University of Virginia, Universite Laval, and Wesleyan University, and has worked for several arts organizations, including the Whitney Museum in New York City. His writing includes books on American literature and articles on Canadian literature.

He currently lives in Old Chatham, New York, and teaches at adult education programs in that area and in New York City.

The registration fee for this three-part course is $60.

For more information and to register, visit greenmtnacademy.


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