Three Naked Ladies Playing Cellos Reader's Guide presents a story summary, discussion questions, and an Author Interview for the works of accomplished writers from all across the USA and Canada. The Reader's Guide is designed to accompany the Anthology Three Naked Ladies Playing Cellos.
"Three Naked Nadies Playing Cellows Reader's Guide" adds an instructional/fun element to the 3NL Anthology stories that are already fabulous in their own right.
Each writer created a series of questions for each story/true account/poem that can be used in discussion groups, classroom settings, or private meditations that reflect the themes within the pieces.
As one writer responded: "Often, when forced to sit in on discussions, I find myself thinking, 'Why don't they talk about the REAL issues here, instead of this stuff?'" Even, or maybe, especially, the title poem evokes a myriad of thought-provoking questions. Why did we select a title for a book that has nothing to do with naked ladies?
We sincerely hope you have as much fun reading and discussing our pieces as we did in writing them. We also hope these questions offered for discussion are just a starting point for you. We see ourselves in everything we write, in each character we bring to life. We wonder if and how you will see yourself in our characters, how our themes relate to your life, how our piece affects your very soul. A few of the many themes we explore are: the environment, cultural diversity, freedom, love of God and neighbor, effect of war on people's lives, the impact of progress on both individuals and the community, the need for communication within families, suicide, AIDS, financial struggles, the plight of the Homeless, fate and predestination, truth, obedience, time travel, faith, monetary values, lawlessness, following/breaking rules, and the afterlife.
We suggest after reading the story, you discuss it before reading the Author Interview. Pause to read the Author Interview for greater insight, then resume the discussion. Remember, the Discussion Questions are only a starting point. Every reader gets a slightly (or diametrically) different meaning from every experience. Experience our pieces. And most of all: enjoy!
From "Love Made Visible": Khalil knows the phrase, Love one another, but to a nine-year-old it's only a saying until he learns a valuable lesson from his saintly father. Q: Khalil's parents were immigrants from Lebanon and he grew up in a multi-cultural environment. How did Khalil manage to transcend the two cultures in which he lived?"