Y’s Women host RobertaTansman’s talk on Hemingway

D. Roberta Tansman

D. Roberta Tansman

The Y’s Women meeting on Monday, Sept. 24, will feature D. Roberta Tansman, who will speak on Hemingway in Paris.

The meeting will be held at the Unitarian Church on Lyons Plain in Westport. Coffee and Conversation begins at 11 a.m. with the meeting starting promptly at 11:30. A question and answer period will follow the formal presentation.

Ms. Tansman will discuss why so many artists and writers were drawn to Paris in the 1920s. In her discussion of this artistic and intellectual community, Dr. Tansman will focus on Ernest Hemingway, who at a young age went with his first wife and was able to join this community and eventually become a literary icon.

Dr. Tansman received her doctorate in American history from Cornell University. She has taught at Wellesley College, Bowdoin College and  Rutgers University. She also served as dean at Bowdoin and Douglass, was on the admissions committees at all three colleges and is now a private college consultant.

A discussion leader for the CT Humanities Council, she leads literary and historical discussion programs and also directs a guided reading program.

The Y’s Women have more than 450 members from 20 different communities. For more information, visit yswomen.org or call Mildred Bunche, Y’s Women president, at 203-226-5094.

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