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|This Dust of Words|
|Date||Wednesday August 26|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
|HumanistHall [at] Yahoo.com|
The evening begins with an optional social hour and pot luck supper at 6:00 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by a discussion at the end of the film.
This Dust of Words
Even at a very young age, Elizabeth Wiltsee was different from everyone else. Behind her wide eyes and gap-toothed smile lay a prodigious intelligence. With an IQ of 200, she taught herself to read by age four and was reading classical Greek by the time she was ten. She grew up in Manila, then Geneva, and graduated with the first National Merit Scholarship from the Milton Academy, outside of Boston. At Stanford University, English Professor John Felstiner found in Elizabeth a deep thinker with the soul of a poet, possessing "an utterly uncommon voice and sensibility." And thirty years after he first saw her, John Felstiner still found mystery and wonder in her life and death. Her life was different, strange, beautiful, and haunting right up to the end.
Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street
$5 donations are accepted