An opportunity to revisit F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Case Western Reserve University Off-Campus Studies program returns to Westlake this fall. This session's topic is "F. Scott Fitzgerald: His First Three Novels Revisited" and will be held Thursdays, Sept. 25 to Nov. 13, 10-11:30 a.m., at Westlake United Methodist Church, 27650 Center Ridge Road.

The cost for the eight-week program is $75. The instructor will be Barbara Parr, a former teacher at Rocky River High School. Off-Campus Studies courses provide an open environment for lively discussion based on meaningful examination of shared texts. Leader-teachers facilitate discussion and provide academic background and context.

Fitzgerald's first book, "This Side of Paradise," examines WWI youth and a vigorous and restless America. His second book, "The Beautiful and the Damned," satirizes a glamorous and doomed marriage in the decadent high society of New York City in the 1920s inspired, of course, by his own marriage. His masterpiece, "The Great Gatsby," focuses on decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess.

For questions, call one of the coordinators: Sandra Berendt, 440-892-4931, or Joan Grace, 440-777-9381. Register at 216-368-2090 or online at

Joan Grace

Co-coordinator for Case Off-Campus Studies in Westlake

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