Community Adult Learning…
CONNECTING THE DOTS BETWEEN FICTION AND REAL LIFE
Saturday, April 29
from 9 am to 12 Noon in the McDonough Hall
Andrew McKenna, lifelong student of the mimetic theory of Rene Girard, will help us use that theory to discover what some stories can reveal about sacrificial violence in our lives and in the societies we shape. We’ll consider some narratives of scapegoating, among them Shirley Jackson’s widely read short story “The Lottery” and chapter 7 of the book of Joshua, which purports to relate actual events, in order to further examine similar practices among us today.
Andrew McKenna will also speak about what he has learned teaching literature to men incarcerated in maximum security prisons.
Register in advance to receive copies of the two stories.
Sign up and refreshments from 9 to 9:30 am.
$15 (coffee and bagels will be served)
Sign up on April 23 in the gym after the 10 am Liturgy.