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What is an Interest Group and How Can I Join One?

Interest Groups provide SLL members with an opportunity to join with other members who share a focus on a certain area of interest (i.e. Bridge, Meditation, Opera, French, Photography, etc.). New Interest Groups may form at any time. Please indicate your interest by registering (no fee) for upcoming meetings and events. Interest groups will identify one member to serve as the leader and as the point of contact for others interested in joining.

Upcoming Interest Groups

The WKU Cultural Enhancement Series (CES) provides the campus and community the opportunity to meet some of the nation’s most influential artists and intellectuals. The goal of the series is to challenge our audiences, expose them to new ideas, and give them new perspectives on our world.

The Metropolitan Opera is a vibrant home for the most creative and talented singers, conductors, composers, musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers from around the world.

In December 2006, the company launched The Met: Live in HD, a series of performance transmissions shown live in high definition in movie theaters around the world. The series expanded from an initial six transmissions to 10 in the 2014-15 season and today reaches more than 2,000 venues in 70 countries across six continents.

All performances are shown at Bowling Green Stadium 12 (323 Great Escape Drive) at 11:55 a.m.

  • Agrippina by Frideric Handel
    February 29, 2020
  • Der Fliegende Hollander by Richard Wagner
    March 14, 2020
  • Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
    April 11, 2020
  • Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti
    May 9, 2020

Southern Circuit brings the best of new independent film to communities across the South. Audiences have seen over 300 films in more than 100 Southern communities. The Circuit takes the audience away from their televisions, computers, tablets, and phones to connect them with independent filmmakers - live! Films will show at the Capital Arts Center, 416 East Main Street. Admission is free, no tickets necessary. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts
    Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Picture Character
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
  • You Gave Me a Song: the Life and Music of Alice Gerrard
    Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

The goal for this group is to meet regularly during the spring term for a brief time of mindful meditation and reflection. Times will not interfere with classes and will be set once the group is formed. Sessions will last less than an hour.

Membership in the group requires participants to have taken at least one memoir writing class in SLL or elsewhere. The goals of the workshop are to encourage the writing of memoirs and to develop new skills in memoir writing. The group will be interactive. Every member is expected to submit short samples of their own memoir writing and participate in discussions leading to the development of new skills. Topics might include writing about spouses, children, and friends; giving and applying constructive feedback; and developing the characters in a memoir.


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