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UPCOMING CLASSES

This class will examine four complementary novels by two of modernism’s most enduring and influential writers, William Faulkner and Virginia Woolf.  Themes will include literary style, narration, perspective, gender, and national history. Six Thursdays, June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7, August 14

 




An examination of three of Morrison's major novels: Jazz (1992), Beloved (1987), and A Mercy (2008). Among other things, this class will explore how Morrison addresses issues of race, gender, memory, history, and literary form. June 13, 27, July 11, 25, August 8, 15, 1 – 3 p.m.

 




Great Expectations and Our Mutual Friend are arguably the two greatest novels of a career and of an era marked by masterpieces. Please join us for this four-week meander through Dickens’s London. Four Tuesdays: July 8, 15, 22, 29, 1 – 3 p.m.

 




Explore how setting, class, and characterization affect the portrayal of women’s agency and sanity in Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea. Four Wednesdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30, 1 – 3 p.m.

 




A successful proposal is the key to attracting a publisher. This class, led by a literary agent, will demystify the process. Three Mondays: July 14 – 28, 1 – 3 p.m.

 




Consider how different writers approach the elastic, eclectic, and burgeoning short story format with author Alicia Oltuski. This class is ideal for those seeking to understand more about the short story; broaden their reading habits; take away a skill or two for their own writing; or who simply enjoy reading wonderful fiction. Three Tuesdays: August 5 – 19, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

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Publishing a book has never been easier, but with all the choices, deciding how has never been harder. Novelist Jenny Milchman will help you make sense of the possibilities. Monday, August 25, 1 – 3 p.m.

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Comics Jam & Scribbler’s Cabal is a read-aloud session and drawing free-for-all for ages 8 and up. Kids can bring in their own drawings to share. July 21 – 25, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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In this week-long fantasy writing workshop, learn how to scaffold and build believable worlds for fantasy stories. Participants will learn best practices for critiquing others’ work and will receive feedback from the class and instructor. August 11 – 15, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Old school gaming is back for kids ages 10 and up! Our games are heavy on the story-telling, but kids of all ages find ways to enjoy the “verbal video game” aspect of game play as well. August 18 – 22, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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