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Two By Hemingway

January 21, 2020 - Addolorata Villa

Ernest Hemingway

Addolorata Villa Offers LLIP – Two By Hemingway

Wheeling, IL – January 21, 2020 –The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Communities, will be hosting the LifeLong Learning Institute program “Two By Hemingway,” presented in partnership with Harper College, on Thursday, February 13, from 1:00pm-3:00pm. This is one of many enriching and entertaining educational opportunities available to Addolorata Villa residents and all local adults ages 55 and older.

This talk looks at two short stories, “A Clean Well-Lighted Place” and “The End of Something,” as examples of key Ernest Hemingway themes: life is a battlefield, everyone’s wounded, and the only response is grace under pressure. In addition, we’ll examine his life and literary style to see what makes Hemingway a permanent American icon. American writers who came after Hemingway consciously imitated his style or worked hard not to imitate him—he was, and remains, that influential.

With no required educational background, homework, or grades, the Lifelong Learning Institute provides great discussions, new friendships, and the joy of learning among peers. To secure your spot in this free program, RSVP with Liz Starman at (847) 808-4421. Seating is limited.

About Franciscan Communities

Franciscan Communities is a subsidiary of Franciscan Ministries and is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. They provide quality senior living and compassionate healthcare services including independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, rehabilitation services and more. Franciscan Communities are located in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

About Franciscan Ministries

Franciscan Ministries is a nonprofit Catholic system offering senior living, healthcare and community-based services Franciscan Ministries provides home-and-community based healthcare services to support families and their loved ones. Additionally, they support young, at-risk women seeking a Catholic, secondary education, and operate a family violence prevention center and shelter.

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