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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

4 sessions

Monday May 22nd, 6:30pm

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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. ...

$55

3 sessions

Tuesday Jun 13th, 11:30am

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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...

Friday Jun 16th, 6:30pm

(498)

Sprats & Symposia: The Cuisine of the Ancient Greeks

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

We’ve all heard about the Ancient Greeks. Their influence on the modern Western world is formidable; we are surrounded by references to Greek government, art, literature, mythology, philosophy, science… Yet for all our celebration of the Greeks and their achievements, there is one aspect of their culture that rarely gets mentioned in modern times:...

Monday May 8th, 8:30pm

(498)

The Cuisine of Ancient Egypt

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

Full Course Name:  Black Earth, Red Earth, and Lumpy Beer: the Cuisine of Ancient Egypt The Greeks and Romans thrived on wine, but their contemporaries the Egyptians were all about beer. Living off the rich “black earth” of the Nile a stone’s throw from the lifeless “red earth” of the desert, the Ancient Egyptians developed...

Thursday May 25th, 8:30pm

(498)

Birdman: Revealing or Reinforcing Patriarchy

at Think Olio - Crown Heights
899 Bergen St, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Think Olio professor Geoff Klock has been challenged by CUNY Professor Jason McCormick to a debate regarding 2015's Academy Awards Best Picture winner, Birdman. After we have screened the film at Berg'n Beerhall and both sides have made their case we, as the audience, will determine the winner. Here's little sample into each side of...

Thursday May 18th, 7pm

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The Sumerians: History's Innovators

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

This class seeks to shed some long-overdue light on these people whose legacy we are still surrounded by. Together, we will follow the Sumerians as they climb the heights of achievement in art, literature and government, from their mysterious origins around 3500 BCE to their disappearance circa 1200 BCE. We’ll hear Sumerian poetry and music, see...

Thursday May 18th, 8:30pm

(498)

The Divine Comedy

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Prospect Heights
600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

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...

$315

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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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...

$480

9 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(3)

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...

$415

9 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(3)

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
(498)

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Dante: The Divine Comedy

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Prospect Heights
600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

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. ...

$315

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(3)

Reading

at Baruch College - CAPS

This course is designed to help students become more confident and proficient readers in English.  Students explore a variety of genres (articles, websites, short stories, etc.) and reading skills (vocabulary-building, summarizing, critical thinking, etc.). Important: An ESL Placement Test score is required for all new students registering for...

$595

21 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Life in the Anthropocene

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - DUMBO
20 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

On the eve of the millennium, earth scientists Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer coined the term “the Anthropocene” – the time of humans – to name our current age, reflecting apocalyptic anxieties that nothing on planet Earth seems to be beyond the reach of human industry and interference.  In the nearly two decades since, the Anthropocene...

$315

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(3)

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.

$220
No Upcoming Schedules
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