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Biblical Female Characters as Masks with Bonnie Lyons

  • University Presbyterian Church 300 Bushnell Avenue San Antonio, TX, 78212 United States (map)

Date: Two Mondays, Nov. 6 and 13
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Tuition: $40 (Payment includes a copy of the book, In Other Words.)
Enrollment: 12 min./15 max.

Are there masks that might liberate in the Hebrew Scriptures? The first session of the course will use Lyons’ book of poems, In Other Words, which contains forty monologues each spoken by a different woman in the Hebrew Scriptures. On the second evening students will bring in a poem they wrote using a biblical mask ( Mary, Mary Magdalene, Elizabeth, etc.) and we will discuss the poems in class. The course will combine lecture and discussion. Participants will sit in a circle and work together as poets. (Participants will need to pick up the course book before the first class.)
 

Bonnie Lyons has published a book about Henry Roth, co-authored a book of interviews with fiction writers, two poetry chapbooks and a full-length volume of poems. In May 2014, she retired with emerita status from UTSA.

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