LINCOLN TOWERS UNIVERSITY
Organized by Lois Spatz and Lila Belanoff, Lincoln Towers University has expanded its ambitious
continuing education program. The currently scheduled Zoom classes are free. Qualified instructors
and new course topics are always welcomed; to volunteer to teach please contact Lois Spatz,
Return to this site for information on new classes and instructors.
Click PAST COURSES to see previously offered courses.
CURRENT COURSE OFFERINGS AS ZOOM SEMINARS:
You must register for our courses with our Registrar, Eleanora von Dehsen, at
who will provide a Zoom link.
WRITING FOR FUN
Instructor: None. The participants will choose a classmate to suggest prompts and make sure everyone has a chance to read and critique.
Dates: Every Tuesday January 4, 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 2022, 1:30-3:30pm (5 classes).
Experience the joy of writing! This workshop offers a chance to write out your thoughts and explore your creativity.
No rules to confine you to any form or topic. You can write whatever you want, read it in class, and receive a supportive
response to help develop your style.
Click here for the flyer.
TURNING FAMILY HISTORY INTO HISTORICAL FICTION…Or, TELLING IT LIKE IT IS
Instructor: Kyra Robinov
Date: Thursday, February 10, 3:00-4:00PM.
We have all got family histories, some more intriguing than others. But turning the tales of our ancestors from simple word-of-mouth
recollections into a novel that is descriptive, detailed, and filled with tension is daunting, especially when your long-lost
relatives are no longer alive and there is little factual information upon which to draw. Author Kyra Robinov describes the challenge
of recreating the survival stories of her father and grandmother while at the same time remaining faithful to the truth of her story.
THE CROWNING INSULT: THE GREAT WAR'S AFRICAN AMERICAN GOLD STAR MOTHERS
Instructor: Mary Stanton
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 7:30-8:30PM.
In 1930, the federal government sponsored a series of segregated trips to Europe for the surviving mothers and widows of WWI soldiers to
visit the graves of their fallen loved ones. Black women responded to the segregated pilgrimage in varied yet self-defining ways.
Some felt insulted by the Jim Crow arrangement and petitioned President Hoover to desegregate their travel. In a letter drafted by the
NAACP and signed by fifty-five Gold Star mothers, they pledged to refuse the trip rather than submit to segregation. Those Black mothers
and widows who decided to take the trip often did so in opposition to Black leaders and the Black press. Their pilgrimage affirmed their
right to grieve and define for themselves how to exercise their freedoms as Black mothers and wives.
None at present.
KEEP TUNED FOR ADDITIONAL CLASSES, TO BE ANNOUNCED!
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