“WWII is something contemporary readers already know a lot about. If our schools are doing their jobs, they know about the invasion of Normandy, the Hitler Youth, the Holocaust, and at least a few of the horrors of the Eastern Front.” – Anthony Doerr, Author of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel “All the Light We Cannot See” (2014). In this course, we will discuss key themes and characters of two selected works, All The Light We Cannot See (2023) and Transatlantic (2022) and relate them to broader storytelling concepts, personal reflection, and wartime context. Transatlantic is written and produced by Anna Winger, a Massachusetts native. Both programs are available on Netflix.
Beth Lisogorsky is a local Film/TV analyst and writes her own Substack on TV and film: Beth’s Exceptional Video Playlist . She collaborates and coaches writers interested in starting their own Substacks and enjoys funneling their passion into writing, self-publishing and sharing Substack tips and tricks.