Creative Writing

Creative Writing/Writing Poetry (605)

Scott Bade, Board Room
Tuesdays, September 10 - November 26
6:30 - 9 pm/6 weeks-every other week
$145/Members: $125
This class will meet bi-weekly (6 times during the 12 week session) and we will explore how language and imagination come together to make the literary arts we are passionate about. We will read, write and discuss contemporary poetry and probably a little prose, too, in a range of styles. Classes will be conducted in a workshop fashion. The primary focus of the class will be the discussion of one another s writing. Additional activities may include in-class writing activities.
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Writing Your Memoir (606)

Joseph Gross, Board Room
Mondays, September 9 - November 25
6:30 - 9 pm/12 weeks
$225/Members: $205
Explore the process of creating literary memoir from real memories and experiences. Through the examination of work by great contemporary artists and direct feedback from fellow writers, we will consider form, tone, strategies, and other tools to enrich our attempts at personal writing. Participants should be ready to share their work with others and respond in kind with thoughtful preparation. The instructor will provide reading materials as handouts.

Writing Short Stories (607)

Elissa Cahn, Board Room
Thursdays, September 5 - November 14
6:15 - 9 pm/11 weeks
$225/Members: $205
This class will introduce students to the fundamental elements of fiction: plot/structure, conflict/tension, point of view, setting, dialogue, character, voice, and scene. As models of these techniques, we will read both classic and contemporary stories from writers like Joyce Carol Oats, ZZ Packer, and Daniel Orozco as well as short passages on craft from Making Shapely Fiction by Jerome Stern and Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. We will devote some class time to writing exercises in order to generate ideas, and each student will have the opportunity to workshop a story at least twice.

Foreign Language

Discover Tahiti! French Conversation (608)

Jan Solberg, Conference Room 2
Thursdays, September 5- November 7
6:30 - 8:30 pm/10 weeks
$180/Members: $160
Prerequisite: Previous study of French (minimum 3 college semesters or equivalent experience is required)
Explore a very different part of the world in which French is spoken. In this course, we will use non-fiction texts, art works, and excerpts from literature, on-line videos and hard-to-find documentary films as the basis for conversation, cultural analysis, vocabulary development, and grammar review. The course will be conducted in French, and parts of it will be custom designed to reflect the interests of the students in the class. Textbook: Recommended (but not required): Le Livre de Tahiti: te fenua, by Jean-Louis Saquet, published by Editions Avant et Apre s. Used copies are available online.

Seasonal Design Workshop

We are lucky to have expert designer Sherri Snyder of Gull Lake Landscape Company join us each for autumn for her very popular design workshops. All materials are provided, and you will leave with a finished piece. Register early to secure your place!

Holiday Wreath Workshop (603)

Sherri Snyder, Multi-Purpose Classroom
Monday, November 25
6 - 8 pm/One Day
$70/Members: $50
Create a beautiful round wreath with a variety of luxurious, mixed evergreens
and a bow that can proudly be displayed throughout the holiday season. Please bring shears or sharp pruners if you can, plus nitrile-type garden gloves.


Tai Chi

Taught by Ed Kehoe, director of Kehoe Martial Arts, learn stress-relieving practices to identify and process forces of tension and negativity. Balance, flexibility, stamina and circulation are improved through a guided series of slow motion, non-strenuous movements using focus and concentration. Tai Chi is a safe exercise for all ages and fitness levels. Please wear comfortable clothing that will not restrict movement and comfortable, flat-soled shoes. Gallery admission for six weeks is included in the fee. Instructor s website: kehoemartialarts.com.

Tai Chi (601)

Ed Kehoe, Auditorium
Wednesdays, September 4-October 9
5:15-6pm/6 weeks
$55/Members: $35

Tai Chi (602)

Ed Kehoe, Auditorium
Wednesdays, October 16- November 27 (no class on November 20)
5:15-6pm/6 weeks
$55/Members: $35