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The Legacy of Frankenstein’s Monster
October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
East Hills Library: Teens and adults are invited to this presentation presented by Dawn Terrick.
First published in 1818 by a young Mary Shelley, the story of Frankenstein is one of few literary works which remains relevant to contemporary issues two centuries after its inception. As part of the Frankenreads initiative, organizations around the world are hosting events to honor the 200th Anniversary of Shelley’s Frankenstein, fostering discussions about issues such as ethics in science and the human tendency to demonize the unfamiliar. For more information on the Frankenreads project, visit Frankenreads.org.
From the various themes of the work to Frankenstein’s monster himself, Dawn Terrick, Advanced Instructor of English and Director of Developmental Writing & Placement at Missouri Western State University will discuss why Shelley’s creation continues to hold its place in today’s society. Children Pre-K through 6th grade are welcome to attend “Frankenstein Fun” happening at the same time.
For more information, contact the East Hills Library at 236-2136.