Thursdays

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September 28, November 16, 2017

Advanced Tai Chi
Ann Ross

9:30-10:30
Room to be determined

Tai Chi is a slow-moving meditation to improve health, balance, and spirit. From the gentle practice of postures, you will learn about your physical and spiritual center. This class is geared toward continuing students.

The Spectrum of Ethics
Fredrica Rice

9:30-10:45
Room B4

How does a person answer the question, “What is good or right for me?” Philosophers create stories or arguments to test various hypotheses, and one of them may be relevant to your life.  As Socrates suggested, we will examine a few of these theories and see where the discussion takes us. In true philosophical form, no concrete answers will be given. This class meets for 7 sessions and ends November 9.

There is a $6.00 copying fee payable to the instructor.

Contemporary Short Stories
Jim Leonard

9:30-10:45
Room B2

We’ll read and discuss fifteen outstanding American short stories by Russell Banks, Amy Bloom, Donald Barthelme, Richard Ford, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ron Hansen, Edward P. Jones, Alice Walker and seven more great authors. Our text is The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction, the revised and updated 2nd edition, 2007. All the stories in this anthology were chosen in a peer review process by 148 current American fiction writers.

Writing A Life
Bev Osband

9:30-10:45
Room 1-J

What does it mean to write a life? Writing a life means writing from the experience of what happens day-in and day-out, what has happened over the decades of our lives and our feelings about what we imagine is yet to be lived. It is writing from what goes on in the space we create in a relationship. It’s writing that comes out of relating to others, ourselves and the universe. The poet Seamus Heany says it beautifully:  writing “is about writing the music of what happened.” In class, we will free write and also write from prompts – and in the process, we will discover things that we didn’t know we knew.

Class limit: 15

James Joyce’s Ulysses
Bruce Bigley

11:00-12:15
Room B2

James Joyce’s Ulysses, often listed as the most important novel of the 20th century, is a challenging book.  I have found that it is best read in a group and over an extended period of time, giving the reader a chance to absorb the many details. So whether you have it on your bucket list, tried it before and gotten stuck, raced through it too fast, read it for an English course, or feel it is time to do it again–join us. This three-quarter-long immersion in the fictional and real events of June 16, 1904, takes place in Dublin or Bloomsday as we call it. Any edition will do, but the Gabler edition is preferred.  

Text: James Joyce, Ulysses, any edition, edited by Gabler

Note: First class begins October 3

Class limit: 25   

Intermediate
Piano Keyboarding
Jeanne Bryan

11:00-12:15
Room B5

Piano keyboarding theory for intermediate students who have previously taken piano keyboarding and have knowledge of note-reading and piano keys. Enrollment of new students requires instructor’s approval — please contact LLC office to discuss.

Creative Writing
Vel Gerth

11:00-12:45
Room 1-J

Write spontaneously through prompts, outlines, or from lines of poetry and prose. 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.

Class Limit: 15

Watercolor Basics
Cecile Disenhouse

11:00-1:00
Room B4

No experience necessary. Beginning instruction includes description of supplies, composition, use of color, washes, wet into wet, and ink with watercolor. Artists of any level are welcome to participate in the class. The instructor demonstrates mainly landscapes, cityscapes and the odd animal. Students can visit http://www.Disenhouse.org to see instructor’s work. The morning and afternoon sessions are the same.

Class limit: 25

Beginning Tai Chi
Ann Ross

1:00-2:00
Room to be determined

This session is geared toward beginners. See description above.

Photography On the Go
Tom Dempsey

1:00-2:30
Room 1-J

Please see Tuesday’s description.

Watercolor Basics Session 2
Cecile Disenhouse

1:15-3:15
Room B4

This afternoon class (1:15pm-3:15 pm) is the same as Watercolor Basics Session 1 (held at 11:00am)
Class Limit: 25

Film: Original Screen Plays
Jim Mohundro

1:00-3:30
Room B5

Since the advent of “talkies,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has awarded 89 Oscars to films created from original stories for the screen or from screenplays adapted from other sources.  About two-thirds of films have been based on the adaptations.

The rest were original screenplays in which writers like Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht, Charles Macarthur, Billy Wilder, Ernst Lubitsch, Preston Sturges, Charles Brackett, Emeric Pressburger and others invented people and places where things, pleasant and sometimes not so pleasant, happened to them.

Here are eight Oscar winners for Best Original Screenplay: dramas, comedies, action films, tales of crime both high and low, and a touch of fantasy (perhaps), and one film about writing an original screenplay.

We’ll view 49th Parallel (1941, 104 minutes), Woman of the Year (1942, 114 minutes), Battleground (1949,118 minutes), The Producers (1968, 88 minutes), Melvin and Howard (1980, 95 minutes), Gosford Park (2001, 131 minutes), Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance (2014, 119 minutes) and Their Finest (2016, 117 minutes).
Each film will include subtitles or close captioning.

A class discussion follows each film

Women and Poetry in Daily Living
Margot Dick

1:30-3:00
Room B-2

A peaceful oasis for sharing poetry from international writers and our own hands and hearts if we are so inclined. A safe place for women to express and let their voices be heard with love of language, insight, humor and observation.

On-line Registration Open on August 28, 2017