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FGCU Renaissance Academy Offers Lecture Series on North American Jewish Writers

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University's Renaissance Academy, in association with the Naples Chapter of Brandeis Women, welcomes friends and new faces to a three-part lecture series on North American Jewish writers beginning at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17 in Reed Hall Room 249, with Bernard Malamud's The Natural.

Saul Bellow's Mr. Sammler's Planet will follow on Monday, Jan. 14 and Phillip Roth's Patrimony: A True Story will take place Monday, Feb. 25. All lectures begin at 10:30 a.m. in Reed Hall Room 249.

Associate professor of literature in the Division of Humanities at York University in Toronto, Elaine Newton, is guest lecturer. Newton is widely acclaimed as a lecturer in Southwest Florida.

FGCU created the Renaissance Academy on the premise that learning should never stop and that keeping the mind intellectually, creatively and culturally active enhances the quality of life. FGCU is an accredited comprehensive public university created to address the higher educational needs of Southwest Florida and is dedicated to providing a learning-centered environment that offers high quality educational opportunities. It offers the Renaissance Academy as part of the University's commitment to serving the region.

Pre-registration is recommended. Call the Renaissance Academy at (941) 590-1095 or 590-1098. Seating is limited. Registration fee is $18 per lecture or $50 for the three-part series.

For more information about the Renaissance Academy, membership or lecture series, contact Eileen Regelski at (941) 590-1095 or 590-1098, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Ft. Myers, FL 33965-6565, or

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