courses meet in the Forum Classroom unless otherwise noted. Classes
will not meet the week of March 25, 2013 due to the Easter holiday.Course: James Joyce, Dubliners
Instructor: Garrett Bolger, Ph.D.
Dates: Tuesdays March 5, 12, 19; April 2, 9, 16
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
At the end of The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Joyce's
Stephen writes in his journal “I go to encounter for the millionth time
the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the
uncreated conscience of my race.” These stories are the start of his
long fascination with what he called dear old dirty Dublin, the city he
Course: Tai Chi
Instructor: Rich McKenzie
Dates: Mondays April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; May 5
Special Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Tai Chi is a series of slow dance-like movements designed to promote
balance, flexibility and coordination. Sometimes viewed as a moving
mediation, it has been used for stress management, concentration and
general relaxation. It has also been recognized as a valid therapy by
the American Arthritis Association
Course: Creative Memoir and Fiction
Instructor: Carole Mallory
Dates: Tuesdays, April 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Join us as we learn the distinction between memoir and fiction and how
to write convincing dialogue, how to use a closing paragraph of a piece
to maximum effect and how to overcome your fear of writing, You will
learn the value of sincerity and of writing from the heart as well as
nuts and bolts of writing on the sentence level. At the end of the
course you will have gained confidence in your ability to write.
Course: Emerson and His Times
Instructor: John Heffner
Dates: Thursdays, April 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Ralph Waldo Emerson has much to teach us that we miss if we only know
his essay Self-Reliance. We will read it together with Nature and other
works, and we will also look at his life and background and at his
influence as abolitionist, public speaker, and key voice in New England
Transcendentalism. You will need a collection of his essays that
Course: Jump Start Your Creative Writing
Instructor: Vivian Grey, M.A.
Dates: Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Having difficulty turning your ideas into a well-crafted piece of
writing? Whether you are experienced or are just getting started, this
workshop will help you develop the skills and work habits that lead to
good creative writing. Come away with fresh ideas and techniques to
apply to your own work. The interactive sessions are designed to
accommodate all levels and cane be applied to a wide variety of genres.