Exploring the Written World
Spring Term of the Masters Series
Words take on a unique poWer when written down. From the dawn of writing 5,000 years ago to Twitter today, the written word has had an ability to unite and divide us in extraordinary ways. In this series you will learn more about one current-day author’s challenges and the steps in his journey to self-publish a novel. Then you will be able to contrast that with the Victorian era’s system referred to as “numbers,” a system of a monthly installment used by the likes of writers such as Charles Dickens. You will have the opportunity to learn about J. Paul Getty Museum’s recent exhibition Artful Words: Calligraphy in Illuminated Manuscripts. Complete your look into the power of the written word with an examination of the Huntington Library’s rare copy of the Gutenberg Bible, and how it changed the face of publishing. Join us for all this and more!
For more information please contact Annie Laskey at (626) 685-6702 or AnnieL@PasadenaSeniorCenter.org