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Recent Seminars
by Russ Gifford

Special note:

A detailed look at the first Literature of the Post-Boomers:
The Watchmen


Thursdays, 6:30 PM

John Lennon's contributions to the 1960's helped shape the decade.


Jack Kerouac's On The Road



Following WWII, there was a brief time when writers and artists held Americans in sway. It was a time when television was as young as the boomers themselves, and between the explosion of television and the exposure of radio, these artists and their works had a tremendous influence on a young audience in the 1960's.  These two seminars examine the times,  the artists, and their lasting impact.

Each class is a stand-alone presentation.
Attend any or all of them!
(Click here to listen to an explanatory interview)
 [Special thanks to Eddie Dunn and KWIT-FM.]

Rock Music Legends

Explore the 1960's in this multi-part series.

Overview of the series opener - 1963: John Lennon

View the PowerPoint Notes for Week 1: 1963

(Click here for weekly listings and featured artists!)

The 1960s had a soundtrack. It continues to echo across the years. Experience the sights and the sounds of the 60's with videos, music and memories. We'll also look for clues why this generation, which came together in the late 1960's has become the most divided generation in history today.  

Sessions every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. 


Landmark Literature of the Boomer Generation.

(Click for the class listing and authors!)

This series examines a handful of pivotal writers of the era. We'll discuss their works, and see if their views reach beyond the Sixties. If so, are they still relevant? Join us as we search for clues of their continued influence in today's world!

Bi-weekly gatherings start on Monday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. 


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