Why Read Stories? Connecting the Great Books and the Good Life


by
Cherie Harder June 28, 2015


Presented at:
SCL Conference 2015

ABSTRACT:

In many ways, hosting reading and discussion groups is a highly counter-cultural exercise: In our distracted, virtual, and isolated world, it is a hospitable invitation to paying rigorous attention to a challenging text within a community. This seminar will provide practical how-tos for creating, launching, and maintaining a compelling reading group.


TAGS:

Discussion Great Books Literature Story / Stories

Cherie Harder
Cherie Harder serves as President of The Trinity Forum. Prior to joining the Trinity Forum in 2008, Ms. Harder served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Policy and Projects for First Lady Laura Bush. Earlier in her career she served as Policy Advisor to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. From 2001 to 2005, she was Senior Counselor to the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Prior to that Ms. Harder was the Policy Director for Senator Sam Brownback and also served as Deputy Policy Director at Empower America. Ms. Harder has contributed articles to publications including Policy Review, Human Events, the Harvard Political Review, and various newspapers, as well as a chapter on fashion to the volume Building a Healthy Culture (Eerdmans 2001). Her ghost-written speeches and articles have appeared in Vital Speeches of the Day, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, and others. She holds an Honors B.A. (magna cum laude) in government from Harvard University and a post-graduate diploma in literature from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, where she was a Rotary Scholar. She serves on the boards of Gordon College and Faith and Law; on the Leadership Council of Convergence, on the advisory board of the National Civic Art Society, and on the National Museum of American Religion.


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