Alliance Members Discuss The Madonnas of Leningrad on January 21

Madonnas of Leningrad coverThe Alliance for the Arts Member Gallery Book Club continues on Tuesday, January 21 from 7-9PM with a discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean. Join fellow Alliance members in this monthly exploration of art-centered literature. Participate in thoughtful group discussions that will expand your appreciation and knowledge of the world of art. This is one of the many benefits of membership at the Alliance!

The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean tells the story of an elderly Russian woman named Marina. Bit by bit, the ravages of age are eroding her grip on the everyday. And while she cannot hold on to fresh memories—the details of her grown children’s lives, the approaching wedding of her grandchild—her distant past is preserved: vivid images that rise unbidden of her youth in war-torn Leningrad.

The Alliance Member Gallery Book Club meets from 7-9PM on the third Tuesday of every month. Club members must purchase their own copy of each book. Pre-registration is encouraged – all that’s needed is an active Alliance membership. The club continues on Tuesday, February 18.

Alliance individual memberships are $50 per year, families can join for $75 per year and students can become a member for just $15. Membership benefits include 20% discounts on all classes & workshops, a wide variety of FREE class Try It sessions, discounts on theatre tickets and youth camps, special exhibition opportunities and the satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting a vibrant community of artists and art enthusiasts here in southwest Florida.  Click HERE to become a member today.

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