Loving a Sport That Doesn't Love You Back: Baseball's Tumultuous Relationship With Women Fans

The sport of baseball has a complicated history with the women in their stands. From fighting for their right just to be spectators to being pandered to with offensive and sexist promotions or forgotten altogether, baseball hasn't always done right by the women who love the sport. This lecture will trace the path of the female fan from the turn of the 20th century, when baseball was professionalized, to the current day, when the league is trying to do better but still comes up short. Women in the stands have a rich history and have been a major part of baseball's story, even if they're often left out of the telling.

Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge, MA
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
11:00 AM-12:00 PM

 

Writing About—And Through—Addiction

Writing can be one of our most powerful tools in working through or exploring our demons and struggles. It's also a wonderful way to shatter stigma and raise awareness. In this class, we'll explore different ways to write about experiences with addiction. It could be your own, or someone else's. Whether you want to write personal non-fiction about it or you're writing a character who struggles, this class can help provide perspective and inspiration. We'll examine different works where the writer tackles the topic of addiction and do in-class writing based on the examples we read in class. You will come away with a better understanding of how writing can heal or represent the struggles of addiction and a sense of how to move forward with your own work.

GrubStreet, Boston, MA
Friday, March 16, 2018
10:00 AM-5:00 PM