Eat Your Words Fall 2019 - Emeritus Society

  • Eat Your Words Fall 2019 - Emeritus Society

This event is full.

Please contact Kathleen Forbes ( if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.


The goal of the Emeritus Society is to provide stimulating noncredit opportunities for adult learners of all ages. The Society provides a learning environment that affirms the unique attributes that the adult learner brings to the classroom—delight in the joy of learning, intellectual savvy, and substantial life experience. Students are encouraged and supported in pursuing their intellectual interests with like-minded peers. Our college-level courses are designed to satisfy a hunger for intellectual nourishment without the pressure of tests and grades. We invite you to join us.

Kathleen Forbes, Director



Eat Your Words

Where the Crawdads Sing

Luncheon and Book Discussion led by Dr. Hepzibah Roskelly, Professor Emeritus of English.

Kya Clark is a small girl when she is left to grow up alone in the untamed marshland of eastern North Carolina. Afraid and longing for connection, she makes friends with the teeming life around her and learns some of nature’s secret—and sometimes dangerous—truths. She grows into an expert on the world of the swamp but a novice in the world outside its sheltering coves.

A hymn to our fragile wild places, a love story and a murder mystery all at once, Where the Crawdads Sing draws us into the woods and into a place of love, death and remembrance of things past—the intricate place a child inhabits.

Wednesday, October 16, 12:00–2:00 pm
Proximity Hotel



The Emeritus Society is open to people of all ages and educational backgrounds. The Society is a self-supporting arm of the University. Class fees, not tax dollars, are used to meet costs of the program. Eat Your Words costs $50.

You are registered only when payment is received. Register early to avoid inconvenience. Late registrants could miss important announcements such as last-minute changes in location. Instructors may not have enough materials for those registering late. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. If the class you want is filled, we keep a waiting list. Partial registrations to attend portions of the classes cannot be accepted. Detailed information on class location and parking will be supplied upon confirmation.



Online: You may register via credit card or PayPal. 

Mail: Fill out the registration form. Include check payable to SERVE, Inc. or MC/Visa information. To ensure accurate registration, it is suggested that only one person be registered per form.

Mail to:

    UNCG Emeritus Society
    Dixon Building, #201
    5900 Summit Avenue
    Browns Summit, NC 27214

Phone: Call (336) 740-0211 to register with your credit card.

Refund: To receive a full refund, a written request must be received prior to the first class meeting. Cancellations after the first class but before the second will receive a full refund minus a $10 cancellation fee. After the second class meeting no refunds will be given.

Please contact Kathleen Forbes ( if you experience any difficulty registering.

$ 50.00

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