Thursday

May 7-June 24, 2020

Classes are $35.00 each. A one time Registration Fee of $15.00 per quarter is required, in addition to any copying fees noted. To register for classes scroll all the way down.

The Short Fiction of Franz Kafka
Bruce Bigley
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9:15-10:45
Room B4

Kafka was famous  for his unsettling short stories which are humble and easy to read , yet are strange  and provocative in their meaning. Join us for discussions about the significance that his work reveals.

Text:  The Complete Stories , by Shocken ISBN 978-0805210552
Class  Limit: 15

Thomas Mann: Joseph and His Brothers
Continued
Bruce Bigley
 

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We will finish reading ,  Joseph in Egypt, perhaps the most compelling part of the work.  This may be supplemented by selections from Mann’s essays.   Prospective new students should contact Bruce Bigley at bigley43@gmail.com for information on preferred texts and catching up.

Creative Writing
Vel Gerth

11:00-12:45
Room 1J

resized writing

No corrections of work, only praise for a word or line. We learn by doing and creating, and encourage each other to write in our unique voices. Men and women welcome!

Class Limit: 15

Watercolor Basics, Session 1
Cecile Disenhouse

11:00-1:00
Room B4

Same as Session 1 as described on Monday.  Kindly sign up for one Watercolor Basics class only so that new students can experience Cecile’s classes

Class Limit: 26

Short Stories Here an Abroad
Group Facilitated

1:00-2:30
Room B2

This anthology contains stories by award-winning international and American authors born after 1937. According to the editor, they represent an “ancient genre that the human spirit finds voice in many tongues.” Some of the seventy-eight authors are Joyce Carol Oates, Junot Diaz, Raymond Carver, and Edwidge Dantica.

Text: The Art of The Short Story, short stories, Editor; Daniel Halpern

The first story Wilderness Tips by Margaret Atwood , will be led by Susan Fort.  The next story is Nathan Englander,  The Twenty-seventh Man,  led by Bonnie Mizock.   Students are encouraged to read both stories prior to class.

Class Minimum: 15
Copy fee: $6.00

Somewhere North of Hadrian’s Wall:
Films Set in Scotland
Jim Mohundro

1:00-3:00
Room B5

 There is no winter like July in Scotland,” as Rabbie Burns stated.  The Scottish are a tough people, dealing with the English and the  weather, for hundreds of years armed only with sheep, haggis, a full Scottish breakfast, and a wee dram from time to time. Here are a few films, some grandly sad, some sadly grand and some to warm the chilliest of hearts and minds.

  • The Body Snatcher (1945), 78 minutes
  • I Know Where I’m Going (1945), 91 minutes
  • Tunes of Glory (1960), 106 minutes
  • Whisky Galore! (1949), 80 minutes
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), 116 minutes
  • Gregory’s Girl (1980), 91 minutes
  • Local Hero (1983), 111 minutes and,
  • Brigadoon (1954), 108 minutes
Watercolor Basics, Session 2
Cecile Disenhouse

1:15-3:15
Room B4

Same as Session 1 and 2 please see description on Monday.  Kindly sign up for one Watercolor Basics class only so that new students can experience Cecile’s classes.

Class Limit: 26

Women and Poetry for Daily Living
Margot Dick

1:30-3:00
Room 1J

A peaceful oasis for sharing poetry from international writers and our own hand and heart if we are so inclined. A safe place for women to express and let their voices be heard with love of language, insight and humor. Come join use each week and replenish your soul with a journey through the artistry of words.blur-books-close-up-159866


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