Dog Ears Bookstore is once again 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. 

The program is limited to 15 participants per session and is completely free for senior citizens.

On Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., participants will explore Australia! A literary instructor will explore the works of Australian author Markus Zusak and the poetry of Les Murray. Various works from the authors will be read, discussed and reflected upon.  

Following the literary discussion, a local glass artist will guide participants in making a Klaus Moje inspired glass dish or window ornament. Moje is a famous Australian glass artist known for his work featuring a variation of an ancient glass fusing technique.

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, located at 688 Abbott Road in 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 716-823-2665. Participants are expected to stay for both the literary and art portion of each program.

This 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.

We would like to thank Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Erie County for their ongoing support of the arts in WNY, including programs offered here at Dog Ears Bookstore. Please know that your support is greatly appreciated!