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Great Books sessions bring fun and fellowship to LRU

Mon Aug 4 2014

HICKORY, N.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Lineberger Center for Cultural and Educational Renewal will host a series of Great Books sessions based upon two exciting reads – Rebecca Skloot’s, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and The Inferno by Dante. Sessions run on Tuesdays, every two weeks, beginning September 2 through October 14, and October 28 through December 9.

Great Books sessions are informal, relaxed meetings designed to bring community members together for fellowship and facilitated discussion. There are no tests, quizzes, or papers.

Skloot, whose book will be the center focus during the first Great Books session, will also be speaking at LRU on October 23 as part of the Visiting Writers Series. Read about “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” at

For the second session, participants will read a true classic of the Western World – Dante’s, Inferno. For an overview of Dante’s poem visit,

Great Books Community Sessions, Fall 2014

(Non-degree seeking participants)

Tuesdays – every two weeks from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Session I: 9/2, 9/16, /9/30, 10/14

Session II: 10/28, 11/11, 11/25, 12/9

Place: LRU Cromer Center Fireside Room

Cost: Session I – $75; Session II – $75; Both Sessions – $140

Facilitators: Rand Brandes; Sally Fanjoy

To register for one or both of the sessions, please visit: For more information contact Dr. Rand Brandes at or 328-7077.

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