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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

Tuesday Apr 11th, 6:30pm

(3)

Prosody: Meter in Verse

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

Learn how meter is used to make music in poetry with celebrated poet and editor David Yezzi. 

$400

2 sessions

Saturday Apr 1st, 3pm

(155)

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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

Tuesday Apr 11th, 6:30pm

(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...

Saturday Apr 8th, 12:30pm

(487)

Mesopotamia: The Land Between Two Rivers

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

Mesopotamia, the “Land Between the Two Rivers” in present-day Iraq, is often referred to as the Cradle of Civilization. The ancient peoples of this region developed the first cities and multicultural societies, invented writing and the wheel, and left behind incredible works of art and a rich and varied literature. Yet despite their...

Thursday Apr 6th, 8:30pm

(487)

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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

Tuesday Apr 18th, 6:30pm

(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

Tuesday Apr 18th, 6:30pm

(3)

A Cultural History of The Islamic World

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

This class will explore the many ways in which people in the Islamic world (both Muslims and non-Muslims) have expressed themselves culturally over the past 1400 years. By looking at their poetry, literature, music, dance, theater, art and film we will discover the many cultures and experiences that form the Islamic world. Along the way we...

Thursday Mar 30th, 6:30pm

(487)

Gifts of the Sun: The Cuisine of Aztecs

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

When the first Spanish conquerors arrived in present-day Mexico in the 16th century, they were astounded by what they found. The cultural achievements of the native peoples of Mesoamerica rivaled anything back in Europe: there was great architecture, great literature, and yes, great food. Despite lacking large domestic animals, the Aztecs...

Thursday Mar 30th, 8:30pm

(487)

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. ...

$120

8 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(33)

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
(155)

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
(120)

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)

Wordsworth and Coleridge

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Beginning with this landmark text, often credited with inaugurating the Romantic movement in England, and traveling through extracts of Wordsworth’s Prelude, Coleridge’s Biographia Litteraria, and occasional poems by both figures, this course will trace the complicated relationship between these poets in order to introduce students to crucial questions...

$315

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(3)

Poems Against the Demagogue

at The Poetry Project - East Village
131 E. 10th St, New York, New York 10003

This workshop will be centered around the study of demagogic language. We’ll pay special attention to the mechanisms underlying linguistic propaganda described in Jason Stanley’s How Propaganda Works and Theodor Adorno’s catalog of rhetorical devices used by the 1930s fascist-style demagogue and radio personality Martin Luther Thomas....

$150

5 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules