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Literature as Identity in Fahrenheit 451

at Think Olio - Gowanus 574 President St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”, first published in 1953, is the latest in a series of dystopian fiction classics that have become handbooks for our troubled times. But there is more to “Fahrenheit 451” than the eerie déjà vu quality it projects onto the tumult of 2018. At its heart, Fahrenheit 451 is as much a love story as it is a prescient...

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$15

Reading Borges with Alberto Manguel

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

The work of Jorge Luis Borges is one of the summits of twentieth-century literature. In his writings, Borges crossed genres: the detective story and the epic, literary criticism and lyric poetry, Eastern and Western literatures. He invented a narrative tone that was part adventure story, part fantastic tale, part philosophical essay. In this course,...

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$400

4 sessions

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A Lot On The Mind: Autism

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Come join us for a night of educational and theatrical fun while learning about some of the most misunderstood and stigmatized neurological disorders! Each month we’ll highlight a different neurological disorder and address the science behind the disorder, research being done in that field, and the stigmas patients face, featuring performances from...

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$15

What Would Buffy Do? Radical Feminism and the Slayer

at Think Olio - Flatiron 110 E 25th St, New York, New York 10010

Full Title:  What Would Buffy Do? A Radical Feminist Seeks Answers from The Slayer From the moment she was called upon to become the Slayer, and thus shoulder the weight of saving the world (Again!) Buffy the Vampire Slayer wrestled with understanding not only her place in the world as a superhero, but also finding her place as young...

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$20

Prosody with David Yezzi

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

Poems are written in musical language. In this special two-day intensive, we examine the ways that form (traditional meter and verse techniques) is used to make music in poetry, and learn how the age-old tools of poetic composition can liberate, strengthen and energize your writing in verse.

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$400

2 sessions

Reading Cervantes with Edith Grossman

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

Most of us know Miguel de Cervantes as the author of Don Quixote, but it may come as a surprise that he also wrote short fiction as well as works for the theater. His novellas (called "Novelas ejemplares," or "Exemplary Novels,") are fast-paced and witty, and well may be, as Cervantes claimed, the first novellas written originally in Spanish and not...

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$420

4 sessions

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,...

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$198

6 sessions

ISIL and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage

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

This class will present a lecture on archaeology, memory and cultural resource management with particular emphasis on Iraq and Syria. We'll examine the political and social significance of archaeological sites in these two countries and offer an analysis of the destruction of cultural heritage that has been conducted by the extremist militant group...

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$10

Master Class with Adam Haslett

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

An intimate master class in fiction with Adam Haslett.

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$220

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Coffee & Classics: Shakespeare & Religion

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

The Reformation profoundly challenged traditional religious beliefs, and New World voyages and Eastern trade ventures exposed the English to varied and alien faiths. This course will consider a selection of Shakespeare plays that reflect these dramatic developments, beginning with The Merchant of Venice and Hamlet.

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$140

6 sessions

Poetry as a Gateway to the Miraculousv

at New York Open Center - Flatiron 22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

“Mark Nepo is a Great Soul. His resonant heart— his frank and astonishing voice—befriend us mightily on this mysterious trail.” —Naomi Shihab Nye, author of You and Yours This evening we celebrate with beloved poet, spiritual teacher and storyteller Mark Nepo, the publication of his new book, The Way Under the Way, which gathers poems he...

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$45

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Family Story Poems

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

Our ancestors’ stories of success, love, and failure are the foundation of the themes and challenges in our current lives. In this workshop, participants will be guided to search their own histories for ancestral stories and write them as story poems, with an emphasis on the use of descriptive words. The poems can draw upon historical...

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$35

Death: Exploring Mortality

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

How should I feel about my own mortality? In particular, does it make sense to fear death? How should the fact that I will die influence the sort of life I live? Everybody asks these questions, but it can be terrifying (and awkward) to confront them head on. We'll explore some of the most compelling and influential philosophical thinking about death,...

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$12

Arguably, Some of the Best Books of the 20th Century

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

The operative word here is “arguably.” Read the books, discuss their meaning, their message, and of course, argue their merits (or demerits). Please read The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow for the first meeting. Books include In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner, Howard's End by E.M. Forster and The Wide...

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$750

3 sessions

The Muse in the Museum with Molly Peacock

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

Poetry and Art are intimate companions. The vitality of imagery creates the poet's vision. This studio/seminar will explore images in a selection of poems from the 17th to the 21st centuries as well as similar imagery in paintings and sculpture from New York City's museums. Passes to two museums are included in the class. Each class gives students...

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$385

4 sessions

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