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. 

On Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., participants will explore Brazil! A literary instructor will explore the works of Brazilian author Paulo Coelho and the poetry of Carlos Drummond de Andrade. 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. In this workshop, participants will harness the colors of Carnival to create beautiful floral- and feather-inspired works.

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, 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 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 a monthly series 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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