55+ Ministries

LUNCH AND LEARN!

Tuesday, October 10: Joe’s Cafe, 12 p.m.
Writing Your Story: Tips for Seniors to Record Stories of Their Lives

Join Johns Hopkins University’s Writing Seminars professor Tristan Davies as he offers tips and inspiration for seniors who want to start the rewarding and creative process of writing their memoirs. A growing body of scientific and anecdotal evidence suggests that sharing and recording stories is beneficial for seniors. Research shows that writing and reminiscing about family history can improve self-esteem, enhance feelings of control and mastery over life, and offer a tangible gift of their family history for the next generation. Tristan Davies is

A growing body of scientific and anecdotal evidence suggests that sharing and recording stories is beneficial for seniors. Research shows that writing and reminiscing about family history can improve self-esteem, enhance feelings of control and mastery over life, and offer a tangible gift of their family history for the next generation. Tristan Davies is

Tristan Davies is the author of the fiction collection Cake (JHU Press) and, with the late Cortright McMeel, Bluebloodbath (Bare Knuckles Press). His work has appeared in countless literary magazines. He is a beloved professor who has helped countless Hopkins students hone their craft and find their writing voice over the years.

Free-will offering. Registration required; capacity of 100. RSVP 410-683-0600 or mclark@sjpmd.org

LUNCH AND LEARN!

Monday, November 13: Joe’s Cafe, 12 p.m.
8 Films That Changed America

Join renowned Yale University professor Marc Lapadula
on a fascinating tour of the eight films
that made an indelible mark on American society.

While most films are produced for mass-entertainment and escapism, a peculiar minority have had a profound influence on our culture. Learn about those few that have brought social issues to light, changed laws, forwarded ideologies both good and bad, and altered the course of American history through their resounding impact on society.

Marc Lapadula is a Senior Lecturer in the Film Studies Program at Yale University. He is a playwright, screenwriter and an award-winning film producer. In addition to Yale, Professor Lapadula has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate Film School, created the screenwriting programs at both The University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University. He has lectured on film, playwriting and conducted highly-acclaimed screenwriting seminars across the country at notable venues like The National Press Club, The Smithsonian Institution, and The New York Historical Society.

Free-will offering. Registration required; capacity of 100. RSVP 410-683-0600 or mclark@sjpmd.org