September 21st – November 9th*
Classes are $40.00 each. We require a one-time registration fee of $20.00 per quarter, per person.
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To what extent is China a threat to the security and prosperity of the United States, or to our leadership role in the world? In part, the answer to that question depends on the answer to another question: “How stable is communist party rule in China?” In this course we will look at the various ways in which the party seeks to maintain control over the Chinese people, and how sustainable these methods are in the long run.
We will be using China: The Fragile Superpower, by Susan L. Shirk, 2007/2008 edition. I urge you to order the book as soon as you can. We will not be reading it from front to back. When you register, I’ll send a welcoming email in which I’ll list the order in which we’ll read the chapters.
Class Limit: 35 Zoom Link to be provided by Bill Taylor
*Please note: Bill Taylor’s classes start on Monday Oct 5th and run until Monday November 23rd
|Writing to Discover
Class Limit: 15
|9:30 – 11:00|
Writing to Discover “ sometimes takes us places we think we know, only to discover things we didn’t know. It is writing that comes out of reflecting on experiences, inner and outer, and about relating with others, ourselves and the universe. Some of us write prose: memoir, fiction or non-fiction; some write poetry. Sometimes we write and don’t know why. The result is as unique as your fingerprint. In class we will free write from prompts – and in the process, we will discover things that we didn’t know we knew.
Feldenkrais: Balance in Action
Instructor: LeeAnn Starovasnik
Max Class Size: 20
|11:00 – 12:00||
Are you ready to take your next step toward freedom and ease, and away from pain? Do you want a sustainable practice to age well, remain active, and retain your independent lifestyle? Feldenkrais provides support, relieves pain, and builds hope through intelligent movement explorations. You will engage your brain along with your body in new and novel ways that help you take steps toward your goal. Wear warm, comfortable clothing and bring a thick blanket or mat.
William Trevor, Last Stories
Instructor: Michael Shurgot
Max Class Size: 20
|11:15 – 12:45|
William Trevor’s last book of short stories, Last Stories, is a haunting collection of brilliant, deeply-felt stories of men and women in many stages of life that illuminate once again the magic of Trevor’s prose. In her review of Last Stories in The New York Review of Books, Hermione Lee wrote: [Trevor] was hugely admired and recognized, especially as a short story writer, but often referred to . . . as a ‘writer’s writer.’ When he died in 2016, there were heartfelt tributes and real mourning in the literary world. . . . There is no falling off; it is as good a collection as any he published, and it is wonderful and moving to have it.”
Book: William Trevor. Last Stories. New York: Penguin Books, 2018. ISBN: 978-0-525-55812-5
Theodore Duncan and Barbara Miller
1:00 – 2:30