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

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$75

5 sessions

French Literature & Feminism

at Learn French BK - Greenpoint 33 Nassau Ave 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11222

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...

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$40

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Memoir with Anya Yurchyshyn

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

Our personal stories are a vital part of who we are. When we explore our stories by writing memoir, we have the opportunity to understand our experiences more deeply and give others a chance to reflect on theirs. In this course, students will produce and share original autobiographical work, examine aspects of craft such as voice, structure and narration,...

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$385

4 sessions

Reading Dostoevsky's The Idiot with Liza Knapp

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

In writing The Idiot,a novel dear to his own heart, Dostoevsky set about to depict a truly good man. As he asks whether goodness can survive in the world and/or a novel, Dostoevsky also addresses traditional assumptions about marriage, family life, the “woman question,” Russian identity, health, sickness, love and death. To celebrate the 150th...

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$400

4 sessions

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. ...

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$115

8 sessions

Anthony Trollope: Finance, Fraud, and Fiction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Anthony Trollope’s 1873 novel The Way We Live Now is a vitriolic attack on “a certain class of dishonesty,” written, in the author’s words, with “the whip of the satirist.” It is a splenetic, splendid, and pessimistic account of financial speculation, fraud, fortunes won and lost, and engagements delayed and broken. Badly reviewed...

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$315

4 sessions

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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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$385

3 sessions

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...

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$25

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Signal and Noise: An Introduction to Statistics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown 247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

How do numbers relate to the world? What insights can we derive from data? How do we separate signal from noise? This course is an introduction to statistical thinking and its applications to data analysis at a level accessible to a broad audience with no prior statistical background.  We’ll learn and make intuitive the fundamental methods...

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$315

4 sessions

Reading Ulysses with Michael Groden

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

This seminar works through selected chapters of Ulysses (Gabler edition), addressing it’s difficulties and discovering what makes the novel resonate today.

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$385

4 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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$315

4 sessions

Food, Power and Control: An Olio Dinner Party

at Think Olio - Williamsburg 28 Frost St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Food, Power and Control: How our obsession with food is a sign of our growing sense of powerlessness Our lives can sometimes become tasteless, lacking in meaning.  We search for novelty and innovation and have forgotten about depth and context. Our choices in food are just one of the many ways that we express our yearning for something with...

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$15

Reading Kipling

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

Rudyard Kipling’s name is associated today with Disney’s version of The Jungle Book and with Imperialism. In this course we will see how the first is exclusionary (Kipling was above all a great craftsman of complex tales and poems) and how the second is largely false. We will study six short stories that will show the vast range of Kipling’s...

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$420

3 sessions

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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$27

2 sessions

The Vocal Trace

at The Poetry Project - East Village 232 E 11th St, New York, New York 10003

In this workshop we will listen to, and attempt to think through, archival recordings from the Poetry Project’s extensive collection housed at the Library of Congress.  We will aim to bring to craft a collective language for talking about readings: what is happening at a reading? How might we develop an historiography of listening? How are...

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$150

5 sessions

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