LifeWords Recitation Showcase Highlights Range of Literature, Program Growth

LifeWords students gathered last Thursday at Sherrill Hills Retirement Community for this semester’s Recitation Showcase, and their performances highlight how the program has grown over the year. The Recitation Showcase serves as a celebration of student achievement and is a testament to the importance of literature. We want participants to share the “words that matter,” Read More …

Adjusted Reading Schedule at the Strang Center

Since we’re going to miss two consecutive meetings at the Strang Center (Thursday 1/21 for snow and Thursday 1/28 for a schedule conflict), I’ll be adjusting our weekly themes to accommodate. For Thursday, 2/4, come prepared to discuss Edith Wharton’s short story “Roman Fever.” Here’s a link to the reading packet: Edith Wharton – “Roman Fever” Read More …

LifeWords Recitation Showcase: Shirley Lipa Presents Cherished Book of Poems

Students of LifeWords Readings Circles recently took part in this semester’s Recitation Showcase, where they shared pieces of literature that are meaningful to them or that have impacted them somehow. LifeWords staff was on hand to record these performances, making them available for family and friends and saving them for posterity . Indeed, we think of these performances Read More …

LifeWords Recitation Showcase: Jan Smalley Connects the Syrian Refugee Crisis With Markham’s “The Man With the Hoe”

Students of LifeWords Readings Circles recently took part in this semester’s Recitation Showcase, where they shared pieces of literature that are meaningful to them or that have impacted them somehow. LifeWords staff was on hand to record these performances, making them available for family and friends and saving them for posterity . Indeed, we think of these performances Read More …

LifeWords Recitation Showcase: Ruby Liles Explores “the Importance of Being Ugly” With Hearst’s “The Blobfish: A Short Poem”

Students of LifeWords Readings Circles recently took part in this semester’s Recitation Showcase, where they shared pieces of literature that are meaningful to them or that have impacted them somehow. LifeWords staff was on hand to record these performances, making them available for family and friends and saving them for posterity . Indeed, we think of these performances Read More …

LifeWords Reading Circles Open to Knoxville Residents

Since August, Knoxville-based organization Own the Boards has been offering free literature seminars to residents of Sherrill Hills Retirement Community. We’re excited to announce that this program – LifeWords Reading Circles (formerly LifeWords Literature Seminars) – will be free to the public starting October 2nd. Participants must be over the age of 50, and meetings will be Read More …