PLATO Courses

PLATO offers non-credit, participatory courses meant for seniors who want to continue learning, sharing and making new friends.The content and format of PLATO courses are determined by volunteer Course Coordinators and course participants. Any PLATO member can propose and coordinate a course.

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Bonnie Dill, Carol Spiegel, Marsha Urbaniak


The course, Novels, Old and New has three new coordinators: Bonnie Dill, Carol Spiegel and  Marsha Urbaniak.

Each semester participants in this course reads several books. Each session lively discussions are led by one of the participants. At break time there is coffee, tea, and treats.

Participants recommend novels for the following semester and the book selections are decided by a vote of the whole group.


Novels selected for this Fall:

1. Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

2. Candide by Voltaire - Harper Perennial Classics or Bantam Classics (translator Lowell Bair) or any translation that the reader likes

3. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

4. Nutshell by Ian McEwan

5. Less by Andrew Shawn Greer

6. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers Houghton Mifflin 2000 edition

Novels, Old and New meets Monday afternoons at the Fitchburg Senior Center.


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