Independent Scholars Announce Winter 2012 Program Schedule

Minnesota Independent Scholars Forum has announced their program plans for Winter 2012.   The Scholars public programs meet at 10:00 am on the third Saturday of each month.  Sessions are open to the public free of charge.  All sessions meet at the Hosmer Public Library, 347 East 36th Street in Minneapolis.

The Winter 2012 program includes a broad mix of learning options for all.

Saturday, January 21          Shakespeare & the Problem of Authorship

George Anderson will argue that it is not William Shakespeare but Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford,  who wrote the works commonly credited to The Bard.

Saturday, February 18       The Arab Spring

An examination of what has come to be called the Arab Spring: how it came about, what it came about now, what it means, and what its future may be.  A panel of individuals with Egyptian roots will offer insight what is happening now and what might be the outcome.  Panelists now scheduled include Dr. Fatma Reda Maged Makled.

 Saturday, March 8               Music of Women Composers

Pianist Jim Reilly and soprano Terry Rose will present a program of the music of women composers.  Jim is the Music Director Emeritus at Minneapolis’ Mindekirken, the area’s only surviving Norwegian language church.  Terry Rowe is a frequent presenter on programs featuring women composers. The program will include music not only by well-known composers but also some composers newer to the music scene.

An ideal opportunity to celebrate spring which should be here by then!

Those who have questions or who need transportation to Hosmer should contact Curt Hillstrom, 612 823 5132 or

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