Literature Classes – Contemporary Poetry & Shakespeare


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Instructor, Stephen Collins
Mondays, July 15th & 22nd
11 am - 2:30 pm

11 am - 12:30 pm - Contemporary Poetry - This 2-day class will focus mainly on post 1950’s poets. Students will study several Pulitzer Prize winners, including: Robert Lowell, Mary Oliver, Richard Wilbur Stanley Kunitz. A partial list of other poets will include Jane Kenyon, Donald Hall, Robert Haas, and Galway Kinnell.

1 pm - 2:30 pm - Shakespeare Demystified - This 2-day class will focus on making sense of The Bard. Stephen believes a reader of his works must approach the text much like an actor to make it come alive. In Elizabethan England, the plays were meant to be heard, performed – not read. The First Folio of his work wasn’t ever printed until 8 years after his death. Students will work together to demystify the language. Students will also study some of the famous soliloquies. Whether he is persuading, seducing and cajoling, or philosophizing, Shakespeare is always fascinating. A few famous sonnets will be read and discussed as well.

The fee for classes are $30 for each class or bundle both classes for $50. Class size is limited, classes will be held in the Writer's Loft.

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