Wisdom: The quality of having experience, knowledge, good judgment
Wising Up: Easier Said Than Done, Easiest Done Together
SECOND SATURDAYS WISING UP ZOOM DISCUSSION GROUPS 4-5:30 pm EST
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Wisdom: The quality of having experience, knowledge, good judgment Wising Up: Easier Said Than Done, Easiest Done Together
SECOND SATURDAYS Wising Up Zoom Discussion Groups: Each month we will focus on a specific Wising Up Anthology and discuss selected readings from it. People are invited to attend any, or all, of the sessions they find of interest—and to bring a friend.
Now readying our seventeenth Wising Up Anthology, we thought it would be interesting to develop a network of readers across the country who would enjoy exploring together, in real time, some of the major themes we focus on in our anthologies: psychological and social resilience, social justice, immigration and belonging, pluralism in families, illness and meaning, creative aging. We have conducted several successful discussions so far and think it would be rewarding to make them a regular feature of the press.
About Wising Up Press: We chose the name for our press because we're truly interested in wisdom—what it is, what happens in us and between us when we claim it as a goal. Our use of the continuous progressive present tense verb form—wising—reflects our understanding of wisdom as a process, one that is more easily and more richly done in company. Our anthologies express this commitment, bringing together many different personalities, life experiences, and value systems so that we can explore an issue of shared concern in a way that is faithful, multi-dimensional, often surprising.
How does our sense of community shift when we take, for a brief while, a musing, reflective stance—even with very charged subjects? One where we seek to understand rather than persuade, to identify with rather than distinguish ourselves from? One where we realize that we are all, with all our differences, equally responsible for finding what unites us?
Please indicate which sessions you would like to attend. You can sign up for more than one.
In order to receive books in time to read them before the session, we ask you to sign up at least a month before the session you are interested in and to purchase your book at that time. Our books are available from most internet booksellers. If bought from our bookstore for this purpose, books are $12, including tax and shipping. Electronic versions of the anthologies can be purchased directly from Amazon or Apple for $5. There is no charge for the groups themselves.
If you want to buy from our bookstore, include your mailing address and phone number and the titles you want to buy and we will send you an electronic invoice you can pay through PayPal, credit card, or by check.