Washington Metro Objectivism Discussion (WMOD)

                 Saturday, January 31, 2004
            A Tribute to Kay Nolte Smith (1932-1993)

                    By Michelle Fram-Cohen 

Last November, Michelle Fram-Cohen wrote in Atlasphere:
"This year is the tenth anniversary of Kay Nolte Smith’s death. 
It is hard to believe that less than twenty years ago, her novels
stirred up an audience of admirers of Rand's work yearning for
romantic writings, and were the topic of animated discussions,
while today, all but one of her eight books are out of print.
Yet Kay Nolte Smith was the most prolific, successful and original
novelist to come out of Ayn Rand's inner circle."

You can read Michelle's article online at:

To learn more about the Kay Nolte Smith, attend the Saturday January
31 meeting of WMOD where Michelle will be the featured speaker.

Michelle Fram-Cohen holds an M.A. in Comparative Literature from SUNY at
Binghamton.  She has been interested in Objectivism since the late 1970's.
Michelle gave a previous WMOD talk comparing Aristotle's and Nietzsche's
Influence on Rand, participated in a WMOD debate on the war in Iraq, and
gave a talk on Victor Hugo's novel "Ninety Three" at the TOC Summer Seminar
in 2001.  You can reach her at michal35@comcast.net.


Please join WMOD on Saturday, January 31.  Anyone who is
interested in rational discussion of Ayn Rand's ideas is welcome.
There will be a $2 charge for the talk if you are not having 
dinner. Note that our meeting location is Metro accessible.  You can
either join us for drinks at 5:30 or for dinner at 6:00 PM or for
the talk at 7:00 PM at the Hunan Palace in Rosslyn, VA
just across the Key Bridge from Georgetown.  The street address is
1812 North Moore Street.  If you come by Metro, get off at the
Rosslyn Metro Exit and the Hunan Palace is only a few feet away.
Take the street exit on N. Moore Street (across street from Roy
Rogers/Burger King), go out of Metro and take a left, and the
Palace is a few feet down N. Moore Street.  If you drive, there is
a parking garage (Allstate) next door to the Palace that is free
weekends, or weekdays after 6:00 PM.  There will be a $15 fixed price
dinner (including tax and tip), or you can order from the menu. 
Please RSVP to WMOD at (703) 820-7696 before noon on the day of
the meeting so that we can tell the restaurant how many tables to
set up and how many to expect for dinner.  For more information,
call the Hunan Palace at (703) 528-8188, or call David Saum
at (703) 820-7696 (W) or (703) 671-5119 (H).  

                  FUTURE MEETINGS

WMOD meetings are generally held on the third Wednesday of each
month.  We are always looking for new stimulating meeting topics
related to Objectivism.  Please contact WMOD if you have
suggestions for meeting topics and locations, or if you can
volunteer some time to arrange meetings.

2004 TOC Summer Seminar will be at the University of British
Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, July 3-10, 2004

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Weekly on Thursdays: Objectivist discussion group meeting  at
7:00PM at La Madelaine Restaurant - Baileys Crossroads,  at the
corner of Route # 7 and Columbia Pike next to Borders Books.
Contact Jan Helfeld: JanHelfeld@aol.com

Every Monday: Socrates Cafe philosophic discussion group meeting,
at 7:00PM at Borders Books, second floor, at Bailey's Crossroads, 
VA. Contact Jan Helfeld: JanHelfeld@aol.com

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  Dave Saum
  PO Box 8202
  Falls Church, VA 22041
    Email: DSaum AT infiltec DOT com
    Phone: (703) 820-7696
    Fax: (703) 671-9350
    Web: http://www.infiltec.com/wmod.htm

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