Events / Reading Group: WWI Poetry and Short Stories

Reading Group: WWI Poetry and Short Stories

April 26, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MECC Campus

The PEP Reading Group will discuss a series of poems and short stories as part of its Spring 2019 series. This semester’s series will explore literature of World War One in order to recognize and remember the recent one-hundred-year anniversary of the end of that conflict.

Led by WashU faculty, the Prison Education Project Reading Group (est. 2014) convenes each semester in the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center to consider a series of texts. Designed to sharpen participants’ reading and critical thinking skills, increase expose to significant and interesting texts, and to promote an intellectual environment within MECC, the Reading Group also builds up the skills needed for participants to become successful applicants to the Prison Education Project.

The Spring 2019 Reading Group is convened by Dr. Barbara Baumgartner with Halley Parry.

Image: Käthe Kollwitz, The Volunteers, Plate 2, War, 1921/22, woodcut, Kn 173 © Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln