Literature and Writing

BILING E01   Literature in Spanish

Explore a variety of literature written in Spanish. Excellent for native speakers or language students.

9734   9a–10:50a   Fri   VIRGINIA PARK   Hernán Quiñones

Taught in Spanish. Fiction, poetry and plays by Spanish and Latin American writers are discussed: Cervantes, Martí, Darío, Machado, Mistral, Vallejo, García Lorca, Borges, Neruda, Onetti, Cortázar, and many others. Meets in THELMA TERRY Building, Workshop 3.

BILING E02   French Literature

Explore a variety of literature written in French. Excellent for native speakers or foreign language students.

9735   2:00p–3:50p   Tue   1227 #409   Dominique Isner-Ball

Potpourri of French literature for students fluent in French.

BILING E03   Yiddish Literature

Explore a variety of literature written in Yiddish. Excellent for native speakers or language students.

9736   1:30p–3:20p   Wed   1227 #409   Archie Barkan

Some Yiddish speaking and reading skills are needed to fully enjoy this class. Share life experiences; read aloud newspapers, classic stories, and modern literature to learn about thousands of years of Yiddish culture.

ENGL E20   Literature: The Novel

9739   2p-3:50p   Mon   1227 #409   Frank Dwyer

An exploration of the novel’s development in both classic and contemporary forms, with particular attention to style and characterization, to understand the ways that fictional language attempts to make sense of the world and of our place in it.

ENGL E22   Literature and Leisure

9740   1p–2:50p   Fri   1227 #408   Monona Wali

Short story: Overview and discussion of works by contemporary writers. Authors from Latin America, America and Europe. Occasionally movies are seen and discussed.

ENGL E23   Shakespeare

Selected plays by William Shakespeare will be studied and discussed. There are poets and there are playwrights and then there is Shakespeare the undisputed master of poetry and playwriting. A good time is guaranteed.

9741   9a–10:50a   Mon   1227 #107   John Achorn

9742   11a–12:50p   Mon   1227 #107   John Achorn

9743   12p–1:50p   Tue   MALIBU SENIOR CTR   Peter Sawaya

ENGL E24   Bible as Literature

Study Biblical writings and their use in contemporary settings. Examine life experience in light of biblical literature.

9744   2p-3:50p   Thu   SM Synagogue   Jeff Marx

Study the wide variety of interpretations of biblical literature in particular the historical references, poetry and adventure during biblical times. Class meets at Temple Sha Arei Am (corner of 18th and Broadway in Santa Monica.

ENGL E25   Literature: The American Novel

9745   9a–10:50a   Tue   1227 #408   John Achorn

Explore the development of the American novel, the writers and their lives and times.

ENGL E27   Poetry

Rediscover the world of poetry.

9746   10a–11:50a   Wed   MALIBU SENIOR CTR   Carol Davis

Contemporary American Literature: Cross Genre. Fiction writers who write poetry and poets who write fiction. Read and discuss short stories and poetry. You are encouraged to bring your own work to read.

ENGL E28   Plays and Playwrights

Discover the world of drama. Study the theater from a literary viewpoint and learn about plots, characters and the many interpretations through comparative analysis.

9747   9a–10:50a   Thu   1227 #107   Staff

Survey Western drama from Ibsen to Kuchner. The development of modern drama, authors, critics, plays and to a lesser extent movies and TV drama and the period in which they were written will be covered.

ENGL E29   Greek Literature

Discover the world of Greek literature. Study from a literary viewpoint and the many interpretations through comparative analysis.

9748   11:30a–1:20p   Mon   1227 #409   Frank Dwyer

Read and analyze the great myths of ancient Greek literature, focusing on how they both reflect and shape our sense of the world past and present.

ENGL E30   Creative Writing

Create a variety of written works for class critiques and discussion.

9749   9a–11:15a   Mon   1227 #409   Joe Kronsberg

Experiment with writing projects to explore style, content and effect from the basics to more sophisticated techniques.

9750   9:00a–11:15a   Tue   MALIBU METHODIST   Ellen Reich

Come learn the art of skillful writing. All levels are welcome.

ENGL E33   Autobiography

Review and integrate the experiences that shaped your life. Share memories and create a family record. Receive guidance, inspiration and writing exercises to launch or continue autobiographical writing.

9751   9a–11:15a   Thu   1227 #408   Monona Wali

Tell your story and find your writer’s voice. Beginning and accomplished writers welcome.

9752   9:30a–11:45a   Sat   PAC 114   Mary Jane Roberts

Designed for those who have already begun writing their memoirs.

9753   12p–2:15p   Sat   PAC 114   Mary Jane Roberts

9754   12:30p–2:45p   Fri   MALIBU SR CENTER   Mary Jane Roberts

Designed for those who want guidance, inspiration, classroom exercises and assignments to launch or continue their autobiographical writing.

ENGL E37   Writing Seminar

Develop and refine your writing skills in an informal round table atmosphere.

9755   9a–11:50a   Thu   1227 #409   Joe Kronsberg

Manuscripts of any genre are read and critiqued. Focus is on interchange of constructive comments.

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