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By the Book

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Gather in a diverse group setting and participate in an informal but challenging discussion of contemporary and classical literature and the reading experience.  Learn what authors do to capture a reader's interest and to keep a reader reading. Join in and talk about how authors create characters, develop plot and...

$45

4 sessions

Tuesday Sep 12th, 6:15pm

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The Woman Rebel: Revolutionary Politics, Rollicking

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
190 Underhill Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Imagine you are at a party with the anarchist Emma Goldman, the dancer Isadora Duncan and the women’s health pioneer Margaret Sanger. Two things are probably true: you are at Mabel Dodge’s celebrated Wednesday Night Salon, and Marcel Duchamp is swinging from the chandelier. When Dodge began her salon in 1912, she claimed, “every...

Monday Jul 31st, 8:30pm

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Books & Brunch

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Gather in a diverse group setting and participate in an informal but challenging discussion of contemporary and classical literature and the reading experience.  Learn what authors do to capture a reader's interest and to keep a reader reading. Join in and talk about how authors create characters, develop plot and theme. ...

$95

7 sessions

Tuesday Sep 12th, 11:30am

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Craft Class Taken With A Workshop

at The Writers Studio - West Village
272 W 10th St, New York, New York 10014

This class is an integral part of The Writers Studio approach to creative writing. By learning how to read fiction and poetry as writers, students begin to recognize narrative techniques. The purpose of this class is to help students discover how literary writers have achieved their artistic goals. LEARN TO READ AS A WRITER. What does this mean? As...

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$373.50
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$415

9 sessions

Tuesday Sep 26th, 6:30pm

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Craft Class: Learn to Read as a Writer

at The Writers Studio - West Village
272 W 10th St, New York, New York 10014

This class is an integral part of The Writers Studio approach to creative writing. By learning how to read fiction and poetry as writers, students begin to recognize narrative techniques. The purpose of this class is to help students discover how literary writers have achieved their artistic goals. LEARN TO READ AS A WRITER. What does this mean? As...

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$432
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$480

9 sessions

Tuesday Sep 26th, 6:30pm

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Slow Reading: The Canterbury Tales

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

When was the last time you read a great work at a slow pace to really ingest its richness? This course is designed to help you appreciate the art of taking in the sense and beauty of the language. For the first class, please read Preface and Introduction, pages viixliii, and the General Prologue, pages 3-61, of The Canterbury Tales, edited,...

$198

6 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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History of Analog in Revolt & Sparking Poetic Rev.

at Think Olio - Union Square
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

John Giorno (b. 1936), a living legend in NY’s performance arts and experimental poetry worlds, has published numerous literary works and art installations, and continues to create and perform. He got his start in the early 60s as an actor in Andy Warhol’s Sleep (1963). In this Olio we will begin unpacking the history of John Giorno’s Dial-a-Poem...

$20
No Upcoming Schedules
(17)

Appreciating James Joyce's Baffling Masterpiece

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Finnegans Wake: Approaching and Appreciating James Joyce's Baffling Masterpiece Notoriously called the most difficult novel ever written, thought of as either a colossal joke (or waste of time) or the greatest work of genius ever - James Joyce's Finnegans Wake has fascinated and repelled the literary world since its release in 1939. In this class...

$8
No Upcoming Schedules
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The Power of Book

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

The explosive power of the printed book in the early modern period anticipates the turbulent digital revolution in our time. We track the struggles over successive technologies of human communication. We investigate the revolutionary effects of “the book in the Renaissance,” culminating in fierce public reactions to publica- tion of Martin Luther’s...

$765

16 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(14)

That Fresh Sound: Modern Poetry, Kanye West

at Think Olio - Murray Hill
419 Park Ave S , New York, New York 10016

That Fresh Sound: Modern Poetry, Kanye West, And Shaking Your Mind Out of Its Rut This Olio will discuss a book that is specifically charged to break the mind out of cliché and into a perpetual freshness of language – and maybe cure writer’s block.   That book is John Ashbery’s A Wave and the 20 page title poem, in Ashbery’s words “has...

$15
No Upcoming Schedules
(17)

Reading Toni Morrison

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

This course offers an intensive examination of Toni Morrison’s work in its own contexts and the critical contexts in which others have read it. You will learn: The course emphasizes the process of examining an individual author’s work in view of the literary, biographical, historical, and cultural influences that shaped it. Benefits:  ...

$765

16 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(14)

Ethics and Literature: The Problem of Evil

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

In The City of God, Saint Augustine confronts a central problem: How did evil come into the world if human beings were created good? Through our study of the ethical universe of literary texts, we engage with questions essential to humanity, including the nature of human beings, the basis for moral conventions, individual and collective responsibility,...

$765

16 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(14)

Man's Separation from Nature and Where to Go from Here

at Think Olio - Union Square
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

Environmental degradation is one of the 21st centuries most pressing concerns. Our unsustainable relationship with Nature is fueled by a long held view in Western thought that Man is separate from Nature. This Olio will attempt to provide a quick historical overview (beginning with Plato and working through the Western philosophical tradition) of the...

$20
No Upcoming Schedules
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Poet-trees

at Brooklyn Brainery

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir Join us for a light-hearted look at trees! We will seek to identify a few trees and search for the poems hidden in the furrows of bark and in the slenderest of branches.   This class leans heavily toward the whimsical and will certainly get those creative...

$12
No Upcoming Schedules
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Great Short Novels

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Spend the first weeks of summer delving into some of the best short novels ever written. Please read Penelope Lively’s Moon Tiger for the first class, Paul Harding’s Tinkers for the second, Iris Murdoch’s Under the Net for the third and D. H. Lawrence’s The Virgin and the Gypsy for the fourth.

$120
No Upcoming Schedules
(186)