Dog Ears Bookstore is offering a free literary and art program for senior citizens. Those 55 and older are invited to participate in the Around The World & Back Home Again Literary & Art Program that explores different countries around the world and their authors, artists and culture as well as local authors, poets and artists. 

Following the literary discussion, a local glass artist will guide participants in creating their very own work of art.

On Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 12:30 to 3 p.m., participants will explore Germany! A literary instructor will explore the works of German author Franz Kafka and the poetry of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Rainer Maria Rilke. Various works from the authors and poets will be read, discussed and reflected upon.  

Following the literary discussion, a local glass artist will guide participants in creating their very own work of art. German artists have a long history of combining glass with copper to create functional and decorative works of art. The workshop will explore the effects of copper sheet encased in colorful glass.

The program is limited to 15 participants per session and is completely free for senior citizens.  All class materials are provided. In addition, a book of the highlighted author’s work will be raffled off among those in attendance.

The program will be held at Dog Ears Bookstore, which is located at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, near Mercy Hospital. Street parking is available along Abbott Road and on surrounding side streets. The café will be open for food and beverage purchases.

Pre-registration is required for each session and can be made by calling the bookstore at 823-2665. Participants are expected to stay for both the literary and art portion of each program.

The Around The World & Back Home Again Literary & Art Program is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Arts Services Inc.

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