Literature & Writing

Darlene Montonaro
Wednesdays, August 5-26|10 a.m. - noon EDT

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.

Janice Vitullo
Fridays, September 11 - October 16|10-11:30 a.m. EDT

In this class, we will read and discuss a selection of lyric and elegiac poems by Roman authors Catullus and Horace, as well as other poets. Various themes will be examined such as love, humor, friendship, and death and mourning.

Monica Miller
Wednesdays, October 7- November 11|10 - 11:30 a.m. EDT

Flannery O’Connor explained the violent epiphanies in her stories by saying, “To the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost blind you draw large and startling figures.” In this course, we will look at the “large and startling figures” in the stories from both her 1955 A Good Man is Hard to Find as well as her 1964 Everything

Michelle Smith Quarles
Tuesdays, October 13 - November 17|1:30-3:30 p.m. EDT

This course is a survey of some of the most important and engaging work being done by American women in the literary genre that Lorde calls a “vital necessity of our existence.” The selected texts – by Victoria Chang, Franny Choi, Natalie Diaz, Donika Kelly, Patricia Lockwood, and Claudia Rankine – touch on such broad-ranging themes as grief, te

Paola Basile
Tuesdays, October 13 - November 17 |4 - 5:30 p.m. EST

Dante's Divine Comedy is a world literature masterpiece that has come to be regarded as one of our greatest human treasures. It offers an almost encyclopedic presentation of classical and medieval ethics, philosophy, theology, politics, and some of the most imaginative, stirring and beautiful poetry ever written.

Terri Mester
Fridays, October 16 - November 20|1:30-3 p.m. EDT

Legal themes in literature reflect our fascination with a justice system that sometimes does not appear to be just. Great writers like Shakespeare, Melville, Kafka, among others, ask us to consider what happens when laws are not rational or punishments are unjust.