Literature & Writing

Instructor(s):
Barbara Parr
Mondays, March 25-May 13|1-2:30 p.m.

Portrait is 100 years old and remains a challenging and relevant classic, as is Joyce's shorter work The Dead.  Guided group discussions focusing on themes, style, character, setting, imagery, and plot will provide an intellectually rigorous and enriching experience.

Instructor(s):
Terry Meehan
Fridays, March 29-May 17|10-11:30 a.m.

We will examine three of Alfred Hitchcock’s films and their literary sources. The written work will be discussed first, followed by a screening and discussion of the film adaptation. 

Books: J. Buchan, The Thirty-Nine Steps; P. Highsmith, Strangers on a Train; and C. Woolrich, Rear Window.

Instructor(s):
Darlene Montonaro
Wednesdays, April 03-May 01 (no class April 24)|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.

Instructor(s):
Linda Tuthill
Tuesdays, April 23-May 28|1-3 p.m.

Class members write memoir, essays or other forms of nonfiction and bring work to share with the group. Careful listening and response to pieces read in class.

Instructor(s):
Linda Tuthill
Wednesdays, April 24-May 29|1-3 p.m.

Class members write memoir, essays or other forms of nonfiction and bring work to share with the group. Careful listening and response to pieces read in class.

Instructor(s):
Linda Tuthill
Thursdays, April 25-May 30|1-3 p.m.

The poet Naomi Shihab Nye begins a poem with these words: “Before you know what kindness really is / you must lose things.” Poetry is a way to share both depths and heights. Bring 15 copies of a poem you have written to the first class.

Instructor(s):
Marion Boyer
Wednesdays, May 1-15|1–2:30 p.m

Gregory Orr says we are each born with a natural inclination to write in one of four temperaments, which he identifies as Story, Structure, Music, and Imagination.

Instructor(s):
Lee Chilcote
Fridays, May 03-June 14 (no class May 31)|10 a.m.-noon

This class is well-suited for writers who have a basic familiarity with the art of writing nonfiction, are engaged in writing personal essays or memoir, and desire feedback on their ongoing projects.

Instructor(s):
Anthony Wexler
Wednesdays, May 08-May 29|10-11:30 a.m.

This seminar considers the work of two of America’s most celebrated Jewish literary figures, who represent very different strands of American Jewish writing. Philip Roth’s assimilated characters seem cut off from the wellspring of Jewish identity, and even actively rebel against the tradition.

Instructor(s):
Linda Goodman Robiner
Wednesdays, June 06-26 |10 a.m.-noon

This workshop will provide a window into important times in your life: how it was to grow up in your home, to survive adolescence, what made you who you are. This journey will help you reflect on your life. Simple exercises and prompts will lead you to write to short vignettes.