W19-25 Great Books

Starts from: 1/15/2019
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM

$90

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-25
  • Duration
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

W19-25 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Charles Sprandel Method: Shared inquiry discussion allows everyone to read and enjoy great works of literature. Discussion is based on the text at hand and only that text. Material: The text is from “The Great Books Reading & Discussion Program,” Second Series, Vols. 1 and 2, and can be purchased online at Amazon or The Great Books Foundation bookstore. Assignment: For the first class, please read, “Crito” by Plato. In addition, we will read: John Dewey, “The Virtues;” Euripides, “Iphigenia at Aulis;” Aristotle, “Politics;” Fyodor Dostoevsky, “Notes from the Underground;” Exodus from the Bible; Thomas Hobbes, “Origin of Government;” and Herman Melville, “Billy Budd, Sailor.” Silver Member: $95; Gold Member: $85.50.

Charles Sprandel has a bachelor’s in history and political science from Albion College (MI) and a master’s in Japanese studies and comparative education from the University of Michigan. He taught Philosophy of Education at the University of Toledo (OH) and was an administrator and teacher for 29 years at Maumee Valley Country Day School (OH). (p. 47)

W19-15 Russian Literature: Short Fiction Masterpieces

Starts from: 1/14/2019
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

$90

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-15
  • Duration
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

(No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) In this class, we will read and discuss short fiction masterpieces by the greatest writers of the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries: Turgenev, Dostoyevski, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Gorki, Babel, and Solzhenitsyn. This course is a sequel to one given in 2015, 2016, and 2018, with all new selections. We will explore one or two stories per week of literature — enough to last a lifetime.

Lawrence DeMilner is a retired economist who spent most of his career with the International Monetary Fund. He has degrees in Russian and economics and has also taught courses at Downeast Senior College (ME).

W19-08 Short Stories: The Gems of Literature

Starts from: 1/14/2019
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

$90

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-08
  • Duration
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

(No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) Well-written short stories are the gems of literature— small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity of despair and joy, the vulnerability and power of women, the search for inner freedom in men, and the mystery and beauty of ordinary lives will all be explored in our story analyses.

Diane Browne-Sterdt earned a bachelor’s in psychology from Temple University (PA) and a master’s in clinical educational psychology at the University of Rhode Island. After spending 34 years as a school psychologist, Diane taught a short story course at the Center for Lifetime Studies at Marist College (NY) for 11 years.

W19-09 Short Stories: The Gems of Literature

Starts from: 1/14/2019
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

$90

Campus Location
OLLI
1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Building 1 Sarasota, FL 34237
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    OLLI
  • Course Code
    W19-09
  • Duration
  • School
    OLLI
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

(No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) Well-written short stories are the gems of literature—small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity of despair and joy, the vulnerability and power of women, the search for inner freedom in men, and the mystery and beauty of ordinary lives will all be explored in our story analyses

Diane Browne-Sterdt earned a bachelor’s in psychology from Temple University (PA) and a master’s in clinical educational psychology at the University of Rhode Island. After spending 34 years as a school psychologist, Diane taught a short story course at the Center for Lifetime Studies at Marist College (NY) for 11 years.

Got a Manuscript? Let’s Publish It!

Starts from: 12/1/2018

$39

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    LAS1001
  • Duration
    3 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Saturday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Got a story to tell? Do you have a manuscript languishing on a shelf somewhere? Let’s publish it! Whether your work is a children’s book, a novel, a book of poetry, a book of essays, or a play, we’ll review examples of how to publish it online. Amateur photographers, get those amazing photos out of the closet and publish them in a Photobook! In this condensed workshop, you will learn the major steps of self-publishing online in a printed book, an eBook or a Flipbook. Using several online self-publishing programs as examples, we’ll demonstrate how easy it is. You will also receive a comprehensive list of resources and a “Self-Publishing Quick Guide” as takeaways. Don’t keep your imagination in the close; share it! Learn how to self-publish your manuscript. It’s FREE and it’s FUN! Prerequisite: A manuscript in progress

A Novel Cooking Class: Book Club & Luncheon

Starts from: 12/5/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    LAB1002
  • Duration
    2 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Participants in this novel experience will read an assigned novel and engage in a lively discussion about the book at the first meeting. During the second meeting, the group will be treated to a cooking demonstration presenting some of the foods related to the story’s locale. A light lunch, including those prepared dishes, will be the final chapter, as all will enjoy the meal while completing any further conversation about the novel.

“Plainsong” – Kent Haruf