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As a complement to our One Read book, "Bettyville," Dr. Greg Smith, associate professor of English, and William Woods University’s Film Club present the film “Still Alice.” Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) is a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University. When words begin to escape her and she starts becoming lost on her daily jogs, Alice must come face-to-face with a devastating diagnosis: early-onset Alzheimer's disease. As the once-vibrant woman struggles to hang on to her sense of self for as long as possible, Alice's three grown children must watch helplessly as their mother disappears more and more with each passing day. A discussion will follow. (2014, rated PG-13, 101 minutes)
Dr. Matt Dube, associate professor of English at William Woods University, will talk about the work of Eileen Myles, a poet who lately has had a career resurgence after the publication of her collected poems, “I Must Be Living Twice,” and her role as a consulting producer on the hit show "Transparent." Myles lived in New York alongside One Read author George Hodgman in the 1980s, and her poetry explores some of the same issues around gay life, including nightclubs and AIDS, that Hodgman talks about in his book. Come explore her work and see the way it sheds light on the experience of gay men and women in NYC.
Join us as we discuss this year's One Read selection, "Bettyville" by George Hodgman.
As her memory failed, Betty Hodgman, subject of this year's One Read book, still sat down at the piano to play her favorite hymns. Using the documentary "Alive Inside" directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett as a springboard for discussion, Fulton State Hospital music therapists Sarah Hosenfelt and Jamie Artman will talk about how music affects memory and its use in therapy.
Hear One Read author George Hodgman interviewed on stage about his return to Paris, Missouri, his experiences as a writer and editor in New York City and his memoir "Bettyville." Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions for Mr. Hodgman and participate in the discussion.
One Read author George Hodgman will talk about returning home to Paris, Missouri to care for his aging mother and how that experience became the memoir "Bettyville." He'll also answer your questions and sign copies of his book. A reception will follow in the church undercroft. This event is co-sponsored by the Westminster College English Department.
Having lived in central Missouri since the 1980s, panelists Dean Andersen, Randy Eichholz, Dustin Hampton and Scott Miniea have followed the LGBT movement and the HIV/AIDS crisis in this part of the country for many years. They will share their personal and professional experiences related to the public health response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the empowerment of the LGBT community as a result of HIV/AIDS, the existence of gay "community centers" in bars before dating apps became popular and the current state of both the LGBT movement and HIV/AIDS. Your questions are welcome.
In this year's One Read selection, author George Hodgman describes how the stories of others who also struggled with addiction saved him. At this event, author, actor and playwright Josh Rivedal presents stories from "The i'Mpossible Project: Reengaging With Life, Creating a New You" and discusses the importance of storytelling to mental health. As stories break down the stigma of mental illness, the world becomes smaller. Josh will even treat us to a bit of singing and piano playing tonight.
If you are caring for an aging family member, you are one among thousands facing the same challenges. Learn from a panel of experts how you can release some of the burden resting on your shoulders. Get support and resource information from Karen Elwood, care coordinator with the Callaway Senior Center; Dr. Richard White of the Callaway County Alzheimer's Support Group; Peg Dzicek, director of the SERVE RSVP program; Jessie Kwatamdia, executive director of the Greater Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association; and Dr. Joel Shenker, an MU Health Care neurologist. Questions and comments welcome.
In conjunction with Well Read Books, Dr. Betsy Tutt, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the graduate college at William Woods University, will lead a discussion of “Bettyville.” Books will be available for purchase.