Literature and Writing

Instructor(s):
Shelley Bloomfield & CWRU Classics Faculty
Tuesdays, September 04-November 13 |1:30-3:30 p.m.

THE INESCAPABLE WILDERNESS: LOST IN AMERICAN FICTION
Tuesdays, September 4-October 9 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Instructor(s):
Terry Meehan
Sundays, September 16-November 4|5-6:30 p.m.

Three of the top espionage writers of the mid-twentieth century were well acquainted with the secret world of spycraft. Both Ian Fleming and John le Carré were spooks for British Intelligence, while Len Deighton lived next door to Anna Wolkoff, a Nazi mole whose arrest he witnessed.

Instructor(s):
Phyllis Asnien
Tuesdays, September 18-November 6|10-11:30 a.m.

The founder of Sydney, in the nineteenth century, said “no other country offers less assistance to first settlers.” Jill Ker Conway’s poignant and lyrical autobiography is the story of her childhood on a remote sheep ranch and her educational journey from Sydney to Harvard to the presidency of Smith College.

Instructor(s):
Phyllis Asnien
Tuesdays, September 18-November 6|1-2:30 p.m.

The founder of Sydney, in the nineteenth century, said “no other country offers less assistance to first settlers.” Jill Ker Conway’s poignant and lyrical autobiography is the story of her childhood on a remote sheep ranch and her educational journey from Sydney to Harvard to the presidency of Smith College.

Instructor(s):
Reva Leizman
Thursdays, September 20-October 25|1-3 p.m.

Join Reva Leizman as she explores the writings of two nationally acclaimed contemporary female writers: Eternal Life by Dara Horn, who has been a two-time National Jewish Book Award winner for fiction, and The Family Markowitz by Allegra Goodman, selected by The New Yorker as one of the 20 best current writers under 40

Instructor(s):
Linda Tuthill
Tuesdays, September 25-November 13|1–3 p.m (No class October 16)

Nonfiction encompasses a wide range of writing, including giving writers permission to tell their own stories. In this class members bring work to share and also respond to the work of others. Newcomers welcome. 

Instructor(s):
Linda Tuthill
Wednesdays, September 26-November 14|1-3 p.m.

Nonfiction encompasses a wide range of writing, including giving writers permission to tell their own stories. In this class members bring work to share and also respond to the work of others. Newcomers welcome. 

Instructor(s):
Linda Tuthill
Thursdays, September 27-November 15 |1–3 p.m. (No class October 18)

Writer Sheila Bender says, “We write poetry to hear our own voices whisper, sing and yell. We write poetry to find our connections to life.”

Become part of a supportive poetry community that will listen and give constructive feedback. Bring 15 copies of a poem you have written to the first session. Newcomers welcome. 

Instructor(s):
Darlene Montonaro
Tuesdays, October 2-23|10 a.m.-noon

Showing up to write isn’t half the battle – it is the battle. This class will help you develop writing habits that will boost your confidence, help you find your "voice," and keep your writing process in motion.