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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...

Thursday Mar 28th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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....

Tuesday Mar 26th, 8:30pm - 10pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

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Shakespeare with Leo Schaff

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

Join charismatic actor and teacher Leo Schaff as he breathes life into Shakespeare's words, acting out portions of the play, and offering illuminating insights into the Bard's language, plot lines, historical context and eternal relevance, all with a generous sense of humor. This year, he tackles the history plays. Sep 26 — Henry VI, Part I Part...

Wednesday Apr 10th, 12pm - 1:30pm

  (7 sessions)

7 sessions

Getting the Most Out of the NYPL Catalog

at The New York Public Library - West New Brighton 976 Castleton Ave, New York, New York 10310

Explore our redesigned catalog. Search for books and other materials, learn how to place holds, rate an item, add items to your shelves, look at reviews and create lists.

Tuesday Mar 26th, 11am - 12pm


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,...

Wednesday Apr 10th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (3 sessions)

3 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. ...

Thursday Apr 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Mysterious Books

at Bronxville Adult School - Bronxville 177 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, New York 10708

From smoky-eyed vamps to spunky PIs, the role of women in crime fiction has come a long way, baby! This course focuses on women crime fiction writers and female sleuths, with the occasional “guy” thrown in for comparison.  Book list will be provided before the first class.

Thursday Apr 4th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights 3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

A novel of cruelty, poisoned love, ruthless necessity, intergenerational vendettas, memory and revenge, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights remains an opulent enigma. First published under the male pseudonym, Ellis Bell, the book puzzled and repulsed its initial readers, who castigated it for immorality but reluctantly acknowledged its inscrutable...

Monday Apr 8th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Sloshed SATs

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Hold on to your number 2 pencils, we’re taking on the SATs. We've taken high school’s most stressful test, sprinkled some comedy on it, and turned it into a drinking game! Your favorite test proctor and comedian Michael Wolf (Comedy Central, MTV) has combined bar-room trivia with real SAT quizzes to create NYC's booziest classroom. Whether you've...

Saturday Apr 20th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

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...

Thursday May 2nd, 7pm - 8:30pm

Wagner’s Ring Cycle: the Total Art Work

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy 30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

At age 37, Richard Wagner—composer, exile, and failed revolutionary—set to work on the project that would consume the next 25 years of his life. By its completion, it had grown into arguably the most ambitious artwork of the 19th century: the monumental cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen, a fifteen-hour operatic tetralogy of unprecedented scope and...

Monday Apr 8th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Reading Shakespeare with James Shapiro

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

James Shapiro leads participants through the pair of plays that the Public Theater will stage this summer at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, offering insights into the language, style and performance histories of the plays, with the goal of preparing theatergoers to get the most out of seeing these productions.

Wednesday May 15th, 6:45pm - 9pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

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Writing for Actors

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Hell's Kitchen 312 W 36th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10018

So many actors want to write but are unsure how to start. Others are intimidated. But why should that be? Many of the skills needed to write – understanding how dialogue reveals character, how scenes are structured, how the action of the play reveals the truth of the story – are skills every good actor already has. This class will teach actors...

Friday Mar 29th, 11am - 2pm

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

Catfishing: The Artist as Trickster in Factual Fictions

at Think Olio - Murray Hill 135 Madison Ave Fl 8, New York, New York 10016

There's something fishy happening here. Rooted in illusion and invention, the artist-as-trickster archetype is found all over the world and has endured for millennia. Manifesting as Coyote in North America, Hermes in Greece, Krishna in India, Loki in Scandinavia, the Monkey in China, and the Zulu trickster Thlokunyana in Africa, creative destruction...

Thursday Mar 28th, 7:30pm - 9pm

Afterlife and Reincarnation in World Religions

at New York Open Center - Flatiron 22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

Teachings on the afterlife journey and reincarnation are found in both ancient religious traditions and contemporary consciousness research. Kabbalah, Tibetan Buddhism and near-death experience literature all presents information on the inner dimensions of dying and on the afterlife journey of the soul. In this workshop we shall explore the application...

Sunday May 19th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

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