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Free and open to the public

Coronado Public Library - (619) 522-7390

Dates & Times:
Sept. 11, 2019, 12:30 p.m.
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Rethinking Penelope

Presented by Coronado Public Library

Sept. 11, 2019, 12:30 p.m.

Coronado Public Library 640 Orange Ave Coronado, CA 92118


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In anticipation of the unveiling of the public art sculpture “Penelope” at Tidelands Park on September 12, the Library will host a lecture on the mythical character by Dr. Laurel Corona.

While writing her novel Penelope’s Daughter (Penguin/Berkeley 2010), Dr. Corona’s research enabled her to re-envision Penelope as the true hero of the Odyssey. She will share her exploration of women of the Bronze Age and her thoughts about the hidden story behind Homer’s epic.

Laurel Corona attended graduate school at the University of Chicago (MA 1972) and earned her Ph.D. at UC Davis. She has worked as an instructor and an administrator of academic support programs at San Diego State University and the University of California at San Diego. She began at San Diego City College in 1990, first as a dean and then as a full-time professor of English and Humanities. Since her retirement in 2014, she has continued her love of teaching as a lecturer for several cruise lines. She travels the world now, speaking about the history, art, culture and interesting people and places as far flung as Patagonia, Iceland, Ireland and Myanmar.

This event is free and open to the public. Light lunch refreshments will be provided.