Ties That Bind, Build, Heal

During this three-week class, we will discuss three communities that face significant crises. In Bret Harte’s “The Luck of Roaring Camp,” a rough mining camp must care for an orphan baby; in Raymond Carver’s “A Small Good Thing,” distraught parents stand watch over their hospitalized son; and in Stephen King’s “The Reach,” an isolated community protects its own. Through it all, the characters form and sustain relationships that build, heal and bind. So, what are the ties that bind? In these stories, the ties include accepting and welcoming, giving and receiving, defending and protecting. Note: “The Reach” includes a supernatural element, but it is not a horror story.


Leslie Babcox

Leslie grew up in Grayslake, Illinois, but turned to Wisconsin for college. She graduated from Carroll College in 1976 with a double major in English and theatre education. For the next 13 years, she taught high school English in Grayslake. ... read more

Date: 3 Mon, Oct 16-30, 2023

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 12:30-1:45pm CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Leslie Babcox

Fee: $20

Enrollment Limit: 60

Program Number: FALL:126

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