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French Literature & Feminism

at Learn French BK - Colorado Springs 3650 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80132

The language of love lends HER voice to seminal stories of Super Hero Femmes.  Learn French Brooklyn lead instructor Souad Bouhayat offers expert instruction and guidance to this impassioned subject matter. Each workshop follows a predetermined curriculum and study plan.  Book excerpts are read, dissected and discussed in an equally academic...

Monday May 13th, 5pm - 7:30pm

Page 99

at Bronxville Adult School - Bronxville 177 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, New York 10708

A very well-known editor told me he only reads page 99 of any given manuscript. If he likes it, great! If not, well, it ends up you-know-where. End of story. Let’s see for ourselves! Bring in page 99 of your manuscript (or the half way page) for the class to critique to help you land that book contract! No manuscript yet? No problem! Just bring your...

Thursday May 2nd, 7pm - 8:30pm

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Reading Shakespeare with James Shapiro

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

James Shapiro leads participants through the pair of plays that the Public Theater will stage this summer at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, offering insights into the language, style and performance histories of the plays, with the goal of preparing theatergoers to get the most out of seeing these productions.

Wednesday May 15th, 6:45pm - 9pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Sloshed SATs

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

Hold on to your number 2 pencils, we’re taking on the SATs. We've taken high school’s most stressful test, sprinkled some comedy on it, and turned it into a drinking game! Your favorite test proctor and comedian Michael Wolf (Comedy Central, MTV) has combined bar-room trivia with real SAT quizzes to create NYC's booziest classroom. Whether you've...

Saturday May 18th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Afterlife and Reincarnation in World Religions

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

Teachings on the afterlife journey and reincarnation are found in both ancient religious traditions and contemporary consciousness research. Kabbalah, Tibetan Buddhism and near-death experience literature all presents information on the inner dimensions of dying and on the afterlife journey of the soul. In this workshop we shall explore the application...

Sunday May 19th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Writing for Actors

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Hell's Kitchen 312 W 36th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10018

So many actors want to write but are unsure how to start. Others are intimidated. But why should that be? Many of the skills needed to write – understanding how dialogue reveals character, how scenes are structured, how the action of the play reveals the truth of the story – are skills every good actor already has. This class will teach actors...

Friday Jul 12th, 11am - 2pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

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Shakespeare with Leo Schaff

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

Join charismatic actor and teacher Leo Schaff as he breathes life into Shakespeare's words, acting out portions of the play, and offering illuminating insights into the Bard's language, plot lines, historical context and eternal relevance, all with a generous sense of humor. This year, he tackles the history plays. Sep 26 — Henry VI, Part I Part...

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7 sessions


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

"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...

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Reading Mrs. Dalloway

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

Each session, students will address three of the twelve unnumbered chapters in the book and focus on issues that are raised by those chapters.   Topics covered will include: literary form, personal psychology, social status, rewritings of The Odyssey and Ulysses, local and imperial politics, archetypes and myths, distant and intimate marriages,...

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3 sessions

Dante: The Divine Comedy

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights 612 W 116th St, New York, New York 10027

Dante’s Divine Comedy follows the journey of the poet through hell, purgatory, and paradise. This epic Italian poem, composed between 1308 and 1321, is an allegory for the movement of the soul toward God. But it is also a multifaceted exploration of ethics, metaphysics, politics, love, order, chaos, poetic form, and the Classical literary tradition. ...

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4 sessions

It's Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen

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

From convincing her bosses at The New Yorker to pay for Ancient Greek studies to traveling the sacred way in search of Persephone, “The Comma Queen” Mary Norris delivers an unforgettable account of both her lifelong love affair with words and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. Along the way, Norris explains how...

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Reading Octavia Butler

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

Octavia E. Butler is arguably one of the best sci-fi writers of her time. A rarity in her day--African-American and female-- she broke boundaries and created extraordinary, life-changing stories. In this class, we will examine two of her short stories - one from the "Unexpected Stories" collection and another from the "Bloodchild" collection....

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2 sessions

Mysterious Books

at Bronxville Adult School - Bronxville 177 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, New York 10708

From smoky-eyed vamps to spunky PIs, the role of women in crime fiction has come a long way, baby! This course focuses on women crime fiction writers and female sleuths, with the occasional “guy” thrown in for comparison.  Book list will be provided before the first class.

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6 sessions

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 The Mare by Mary Gaitskill will be the first selection. Please read this book PRIOR to the 1st class mee...

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5 sessions

Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights 3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

A novel of cruelty, poisoned love, ruthless necessity, intergenerational vendettas, memory and revenge, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights remains an opulent enigma. First published under the male pseudonym, Ellis Bell, the book puzzled and repulsed its initial readers, who castigated it for immorality but reluctantly acknowledged its inscrutable...

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4 sessions

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