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Cuba: A Literary Adventure

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Cuba: A Literary Adventure

 

Dates:

Five Mondays, November 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec 3. 1-3 p.m.

Price:

$120 ($100 members)

 

For more than 50 years, political tensions have kept citizens of the United States and Cuba, one of our nearest neighbors, in a state of estrangement. Fortunately, newly relaxed restrictions on travel are allowing Americans to once again visit Cuba through educational programs and “people-to-people” exchange. In this class we will explore the history and culture of Cuba, as well as the complicated nature of Cuban-American relations through reading and discussing essays, poetry, fiction and nonfiction by Cuban and Cuban-American writers as well as writers from other places.

Books:

*November 5: Selections from Bridges to Cuba (ed. Ruth Behar)
*November 12: Selections from A Reader’s Companion to Cuba (ed. Alan Ryan)
November 19: Dreaming in Cuban (Cristina Garcia)
November 26: In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd (Ana Menendez)
Dec 3: Adios Hemingway (Leonardo Padura Fuentes)

*The instructor will e-mail the class with details of the reading assignments for the November 5 and 12 classes.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Janet Hulstrand is a writer, editor, teacher, and writing coach. She has created and taught literature courses in Paris, Florence, Hawaii, and Cuba for Hunter and Queens Colleges of the City University of New York, and Writing from the Heart workshops in Essoyes, a village in the Champagne region of France. Her articles have been published in Smithsonian and the Christian Science Monitor, and she writes about travel, literature, and writing on her blog, Writing from the Heart, Reading for the Road. She is coauthor of Moving On: A Practical Guide to Downsizing the Family Home, and is currently working on her next book, A Long Way from Iowa, a writer’s memoir.



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