EWC highlights upcoming Community Education class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering the following class.

Reading Wyoming

Muslim Journeys—is the theme of this year’s Reading Wyoming book discussion series at EWC.  The four books instructor Court Merrigan selected for this series are:  In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar, a story told mainly through the eyes of Suleiman, a nine-year-old boy living in Libya during the revolutionary take-over by Moammar Gaddifi; Persepolis:  The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi, the first of two biographical novels set during the time of the Iranian Shah’s overthrow in 1979 and the subsequent rise of the fundamentalist Islamic theocracy and the Iran-Iraq War; House of Broken Stone:  A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East by Anthony Shadid, a riveting account by a late New York Times Journalist about insights gained rebuilding the war-ravaged home of his great-grandfather; Broken Verses by Kamila Shamise, part mystery, part romance, and part coming-of-age tale, combining a compelling story with a large mediation of the meaning of poetry, politics, religion, and Pakistan.

Copies of books can be checked out at registration time, giving you time to complete In the Country of Men before the first class period.

This class will be held on Tuesday, January 26, February 23, March 22, and April 26 from 6:30pm-8:00 pm. This class is free and open to the public through a grant from Wyoming Humanities Council.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323 or stop by to visit them at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.