Programs

LLARC Study Groups At a Glance - Spring 2014

Monday
9:15AM - 10:45AM
Tuesday
9:15AM - 10:45AM
Wednesday
9:15AM - 10:45AM
Thursday
9:15AM - 10:45AM
Friday
9:15AM - 10:45AM

Creative Writing
Virginia Slep

Women’s Studies
Mary Nowak
Closed Course

The Great Depression
Bernie Shuster
Closed Course

First Ladies
Mary Egan
Closed Course

Shakespeare Redux*
Nan Feldon
Closed Course

As You Like It*
Ann Berman

 

Intermediate Power Point
Donna Papapietro

Monday
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Tuesday
11:00AM - 12:45PM
Wednesday
11:00AM - 12:45PM
Thursday
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Friday
Noon

Opera for Everyone!*
Erika Reitshamer
Closed Course

Modern Middle East History
Jacob Miller

Lunch, Listen and Learn

Exloring the Cosmos*
Frank Villa
Closed Course

Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen*
Marc Schwarz
Closed Course

Chicago’s World Fair
Chaim Rosenberg

LLARC Glee Club Sings Broadway
Barbara Brilliant

Zumba
Claudia Pouravelis

Monday
1:00PM - 2:30PM
Tuesday
1:00PM - 2:30PM
Wednesday
1:00PM - 2:30PM
Thursday
1:00PM - 2:30PM
 

Exploring Ploughshares*
Joan Parrish and Marillyn Zacharis

Baseball; How the Game has Changed
Jeff Epstein

Hablemos Español
Aida Dudelson

Six Great Novellas
Ronna Frick
Closed Course

Play Reading*
John Archer

Creative Essay Writing
Diane Proctor

Beginning Buddhism
Alorie Parkhill
Closed Course

Great American Musicals
Verne Vance
Closed Course

The Mystery Genre
Karen Mallozzi
Closed Course

Your Legacy: Writing Creative Memoirs
Mimi Aarens

Aspergers, ADHD or Genius?
MaryAnn Byrnes

 

*Denotes a Mini Course - Please see course description for dates

General Information

Most study groups meet for 10 weeks, mini courses meet for 5 or 6 weeks. Please note the specific meeting dates given for each course. Locations of classes will be announced shortly before classes begin. Study groups are typically "led" rather than "taught"— all by volunteers. Most use a seminar format, emphasizing discussion, usually with preparatory reading. There are variables, however, such as the amount and nature of weekly preparation, the opportunity or expectation for class members to give presentations, and the extent to which material is presented by the leader. Please read descriptions carefully for these details. Also note costs for materials provided (other than texts, which students should buy independently.)

Details

Classes fill up! Apply early for best chances of getting into the study groups you want. Enrollments continue thereafter on a first-come, first-served basis.

  1. Who may join. LLARC welcomes mature men and women of all faiths and backgrounds.
  2. Register by mail using the enrollment form in this brochure, or go to our Web site for a printable enrollment form (print extras for friends!) See www.regiscollege.edu/LLARC.
  3. Choose from two levels of participation. (1) Basic annual membership, including the Lunch, Listen & Learn program; or (2) Basic annual membership plus enrollment for the current semester in one or more seminars.
  4. You must be a member to enroll in courses and enjoy other benefits of membership. The membership fee is annual and is valid from September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014.
  5. The flat tuition rate covers all your study groups for the semester. Space is limited in all classes, however, so enrollment is not guaranteed. (Also, a study group may be cancelled if enrollment is insufficient.) We strongly encourage you to make alternate selections in case your top choices are filled. Don’t forget to indicate the total number of study groups in which you wish to be enrolled.
  6. Registrations will be processed beginning on January 8. All applications submitted by that date will be regarded equally for purposes of assigning places in each study group. Applications may be submitted early (and this is encouraged) but they will not be acted upon before July 8. On that date, if any study group is oversubscribed, enrollment will be by lottery. Anyone not enrolled will be placed on a waiting list.
  7. Confirmations will be mailed out weekly beginning January 15. We will confirm you initially for up to two study groups, if space is available. If we are then able to enroll you in an additional selection, we will telephone you and send you a supplemental confirmation. Study group leaders will communicate any preparation necessary for the first class meeting.
  8. Additional costs. you are responsible for the cost of books and other materials. Typically, you are expected to obtain books on your own and to buy other materials from the leader in class.

LLARC Study Group Course Descriptions

Spring 2014

#1901 Creative Writing

In this writing group, the creative talents of the participants will be encouraged by their peers. Members are invited to write in any genre: memoir, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, essay, humor or play. Handouts will be provided to stimulate writing. Participants are given time to share their writings with classmates if they choose. Sometimes in talking about someone else’s writing, we are able to clarify our own thoughts and abilities; and this group is wonderfully encouraging, supportive and safe.

Leader: The group will be facilitated by longtime teacher and creative writing class participant, Virginia Slep.

Class Meetings: Ten Mondays, February 24-May 5; 9:15–10:45a.m. No class on Patriots Day, April 21.

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#1902 Southern Women of the Civil War

Many of us have a vision of southern women in the Civil War as portrayed in films such as Gone with the Wind. Too much myth, some reality. This course is about that reality—the real lives of southern women caught up in a war that would impact every aspect of their lives, no matter their class or race. How did women cope with the momentous changes, the economic, racial and gender questions, the upheaval in their lives? Who were they and what do we know about the details of their lives? We’ll use texts, handouts, and original writings to read, research and discuss the true history of the real southern women who lived amid the devastation of the Civil War.

Text: Mothers of Invention by Drew Faust

Leader: Mary Nowak has a BA and an MA in American History from Boston University and was a teacher of American history and U.S. and world geography in Brookline. She has a special interest in women’s history and the Civil War, and has led several study groups for LLARC.

Class Meetings: Closed Course

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#1903 Opera for Everyone!

More than any other art form, opera is meant to appeal directly to the senses. All you need are eyes, ears, and a soul to appreciate opera. Advertisers love it and filmmakers use it all the time. Come and explore three of the world’s most beloved operas, sometimes called the ABCs of opera: Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida, Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème, and Georges Bizet’s Carmen. Discover Verdi’s nationalism and pleas for liberty, Puccini’s bittersweet story of jealousy and poverty, and Bizet’s tragedy of obsessive love. See how music can evoke what words cannot express and discuss your expressions in the classroom. Even if you are familiar with these masterpieces, this course will give you a fresh and in-depth knowledge.

Leader: Erika Reitshamer - Born and educated in Germany, Erika Reitshamer is a passionate and life-long fan of opera. She has lectured for Boston area educational institutions for many years. She was active in the formation of the Boston Lyric Opera Company more than 35 years ago. Most impressively, for many years she has led opera tours to Germany, Austria, Italy, and France. She served as vice president of the Boston Wagner Society for eight years and presented lectures, organized concerts and promoted visiting scholars. Erika will draw her listeners into a deeper appreciation of the marvels of the human voice. She illustrates her lectures with DVDs, slides and audio CDs.

Class Meetings: Closed Course

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#1904 Modern Middle East History Through Stamp Collecting

The course will illustrate the history of the Middle East since 1900 with stamps issued by the governing powers, including pre-World War I Ottomans, British and French colonial rulers, independent states, and local stamp issuing authorities. The stamps will detail the geographies, histories, cultures, currencies, important sites, clash of governing authorities and local independence movements. Our goal will be an understanding of how the Middle East has evolved through the year 2000, during wars and peace, from the Ottoman era to colonial eras, during revolutions, dictatorships, and elections. Presentations will be optional. There will be reading but no writing assignments. Note: The course will stay clear of discussing religious practices or dogma.

Leader: Jacob Miller is a retired engineer with teaching experience in engineering, mathematics, and business. His stamp collecting migrated from general worldwide collecting to specializing in post- World War I Middle Eastern countries. His interest in the history of the region reinforces his knowledge of governance of the region by colonial powers through independent states.

Class Meetings: Five Mondays, March 31–May 5; 11am–12:30 p.m. No class on Patriots Day, April 21.

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#1905 Exploring Ploughshares

Ploughshares has grown from its founding in Cambridge during the 1970s to become one of the premier literary journals in this country, now housed at Emerson College. Each issue is edited by a guest author and focuses either on fiction or poetry or sometimes on both. This course will review current issues of Ploughshares, and consider selected stories and poetry for discussion to enhance both our understanding of the writings and of the process involved in producing the magazine.

Leaders: Joan Parrish is an experienced group leader with a master’s degree in adult education from Boston University and a master’s in theology from Episcopal Divinity School. She has taught courses for adults and children in a variety of settings. Marillyn Zacharis is a graduate of DePauw University and holds a master’s degree in English from Indiana University. She has taught high school and was manager of a choral organization for many years. Both leaders have led courses in literature for LLARC.

Class Meetings: Seven Mondays, March 17–May 5; 1–2:30 p.m. No class on Patriot’s Day, April 21.

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#1906 ¡¡Hablamos Español!!

Spanish is fast becoming a second language in the U.S. This small, informal class is designed to enhance speaking skills and improve grammar. It will be conducted at an intermediate rather than beginner level. We also read literature, preferably short stories, and discuss their contents. Therefore it will be necessary to buy some books. In addition, a Spanish- English dictionary will be very helpful.

Leaders: Aida Dudelson was born and grew up in Montevideo, Uruguay. She received a BA in liberal arts at the University of Montevideo. Shortly after moving to the United States with her family, she worked in the foreign department of a Boston bank. She then volunteered at New England Medical Center, translating for Spanish-speaking patients. She has taught at Wellesley High School as a short- and long-term substitute and has tutored privately for the past 26 years.

Class Meetings: Six Mondays, March 24–May 5; 1–2:30 p.m. No class on Patriots Day, April 21.

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#1907 Baseball: How the Game Has Changed From the 1950’s to Today

We will focus on baseball players and their abilities. Baseball may be the only major sport in which many of the athletes of 50 years ago would be able to compete today. The game does not focus on speed as a major aspect of success. It helps, but is not the end-all. We will consider developments such as the advent of television, levels of compensation, and the dramatic change in players’ racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Texts: Mickey and Willie by Allen Barra, The DiMaggios by Tom Clavin

Leader: Jeff Epstein has taught American History to seventh, eighth, and ninth graders at the Fessenden School, with a particular emphasis on the Holocaust, for 17 years. Prior to that he had his own diamond business in Boston.

Class Meetings: Five Mondays; March 31–May 5; 1–2:30 p.m No class on Patriots Day, April 21.

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#1908 America’s Pioneer First Ladies

The First Ladies of the 18th and early 19th century became the “go to” people for patronage jobs and access to the presidents they served. Join us as we study the influence of the women from Martha Washington to Harriet Lane. While many of them were reluctant to join their husbands or the presidents they served, others relished the role. All learned the importance of easing communications between opposite sides through an active social life within Washington’s society. We will learn who brought the first dog to the White House, who rode in a carriage pulled by eight matching white Arabian steeds, who was the only first lady born overseas, and who was the political equal of her husband (and it wasn’t Abigail!) plus much more. Power Point programs will give you a glimpse of the characters and the settings of these early Americans.

Leader: Mary Egan has a BA in Business Administration from Cardinal Cushing College and an MA in Computers in Education from Lesley University as well as a certificate in Administration from the Massachusetts Elementary School Principals Association. Mary’s career as a teacher was equally divided between the elementary and high school level. She ended her career as technology coordinator and elementary school principal.

Class Meetings: Closed Course

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#1909 The Great Depression

By 1932, a quarter of the nation’s workforce was unemployed. The country was pleading for the government to respond but President Herbert Hoover proclaimed, “I am convinced we have passed the worst.” FDR assumed office on March 4, 1933 and after assuring a despairing nation that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself” he promised “action and action now.” During the first 100 days Roosevelt offered up a barrage of ideas and programs unlike anything known in American history. At a time when Americans were being drawn to ideologies of an ever expanding variety, he arrived with no commitments but to “try something.” The New Deal was a revolution from above which prevented a revolution from below.

Assigned readings will shine a bright light upon the culture, politics, and the people of this momentous time. No reports will be required. One to two hours of readings for each class.

Text: The Great Depression

Leader: Bernie Shuster earned a BA in history and a LLD at Boston University School of Law. He practiced law for several years as a partner in a Boston firm and then founded and served as COO of a financial services firm. He has led several courses at LLARC and HILR.

Class Meetings: Closed Course

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#1910 Play Reading

Enter the exciting world of drama. We will explore/dissect some of the greatest plays ever written. From Aristophanes to Albee come feel the emotions of fear, anger, revenge, hope and love. This six week course will focus on three plays. Plays to be announced before the first session.

Leader: John Archer is a trained singer, actor, musician and veteran of straight and musical theater productions for many different companies in New England. John runs a business in Beverly and is an active civic leader and philanthropist for several arts organizations. He has led play reading courses at North Shore community venues and study groups for LLARC since 2005.

Class Meetings: Six Tuesdays, March 25-April 29; 1–2:30 p.m.*

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#1911 Six Great Novellas

Over the course of eight weeks, we will examine six novellas (or long short stories): Melville’s Bartleby the Scrivener, Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich, James’s Turn of the Screw, Joyce’s The Dead, from The Dubliners, Faulkner’s The Bear, and A.S. Byatt’s Morpho Eugenia from Angels and Insects. When available, we may see excerpts from movies based on these texts. These novellas represent some of the best work of their respective authors, and should lend themselves to substantive and interesting discussions! Participants will be expected to find their own texts. (Many of these are available on the web as pdf files or can be ordered at Amazon. com and other bookstores; all should be available through libraries.)

Leader: Ronna Frick retired after teaching high school English for 40 years, the last nine also serving as English Department head at Wellesley High School. Having taught LLARC courses on Jane Austen, The Bible as Literature, Short Stories Into Film, and others, she looks forward to another meaningful and fun experience with other lifelong learners!

Class Meetings: Closed Course

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#1912 Creative and Essay Writing

This course is both a primer for those interested in learning how to write effectively and for the more experienced writer. Good and interesting writing habits apply to both fiction and non-fiction. Using essays, short stories, and three texts, the class will examine model writing samples and create their own work. For students who wish to share their writing, we shall constructively critique pieces during class. Individual critiques of student writing will also be available by the teacher. There will be a brief review of modern grammar usage, taking into consideration the ALA and University of Chicago rules of writing.

List of readings: Writing Tools, Roy Peter Clark; On Writing Well, William Zissner; The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes

Leader: Diane Proctor has been writing and teaching writing throughout her professional life. She has taught at Milton Academy, the Hotchkiss School, and the Middlesex School. Whether critiquing student essays, writing college recommendations, or creating summaries of interviews during the admissions process, her intellectual focus and success has rested on writing.

Class Meetings: Ten Tuesdays. February 25-April 29; 1–2:30 p.m.

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#1913 Shakespeare Redux: A Different Take on the Bard

Through films and clips with contemporary actors both discussing and acting, we will take a fresh look at William Shakespeare. We will also review current newspaper articles that revisit the history of the times, and engage in lively class participation. “Unlike the majority of the plays of his time… Shakespeare’s works were ‘out of the closet.’ They were and are, in the world and of the world. Not only did Shakespeare write and act for a cutthroat commercial entertainment industry, he also wrote scripts that were intensely alert to the social and political realities of their times. He could scarcely do otherwise: to stay afloat, the theater company in which he was a shareholder had to draw some 1500 to 2000 paying customers a day.”

From our optional text: Will in the World: How Shakespeare became Shakespeare, by Stephen Greenblatt

Leader: Nan Feldon is a lover of both books and film and enjoys sharing her passions. She grew up in a Los Angeles suburb where diversity was both abundant and encouraged and later reflected in her approach to life. She attended UCLA where she earned a BA in English and a secondary teaching credential. She taught high school both in inner city Los Angeles and in Newton, Mass. She has been facilitating learning all of her life, for herself and others.

Class Meetings: Closed Course*

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#1914 Shakespeare’s As You Like It

Come frolic in the Forest of Arden, where Shakespeare sets his delightful comedy, As You Like It, featuring one of his most beloved heroines, Rosalind. Wrestling, cross-dressing, and love at first sight, all are on display. We’ll read portions of the text, and learn about Shakespeare and his life and times. An optional trip to see the Actor’s Shakespeare Project’s production can enhance your experience of getting to know this play.

Text: As You Like It by William Shakespeare (Folger Library Edition, if possible)

Leader: Ann Berman worked in Boston area schools for more than 30 years as a special education teacher and administrator. She continues to work part-time as a tutor, and is glad to have more time to pursue her love of Shakespeare.

Class Meetings: Five Wednesdays. February 26-March 26; 9:15–10:45 a.m.*

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#1915 Discovering the Cosmos, Discovering Ourselves; A Historical Approach to Science and the History of Western Thought

From the watchtowers of ancient Babylon to the Hubble space telescope, Incan priests to Albert Einstein, new discoveries about the cosmos have changed the human experience. Our ancestors probed the mysteries of the universe to discover their place in it, to answer profound questions about origins and survival. Even modern scientists speak of “knowing the mind of God.”

This course will trace the history of these discoveries as they unfolded and discuss how they affect the ways we think about religion, the search for knowledge, and the meaning of human existence.

Leader: Frank Villa has a lifelong interest in the natural sciences. He is a natural teacher who finds great joy in explaining complex principles and processes and bringing the latest quests and discoveries of science to a general audience. He has developed curricula and taught courses in many settings on topics as diverse as the formation of the universe, alternative energy sources and human genetics.

Class Meetings: Closed Course

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#1916 Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition

The 1876 Philadelphia Fair showed that America was still well behind Germany and Great Britain as an economic and industrial power. By 1893, America was an industrial giant. The 1893 Fair displayed Chicago’s fabulous growth, as well as America’s position as the world’s leading economy. In this course we will look into the great buildings of the Fair, in which America and other nations displayed their cultures, agriculture, and industrial might. While it was still the era of steam power and horse and buggy, electricity, the telephone, the automobile and the tractor were soon to come. The course will follow the chapters in my book, aided by a Power Point display and YouTube videos.

Text: America at the Fair: Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition by Chaim M. Rosenberg

Leader: Chaim (Mike) Rosenberg, after a career in psychiatry, took up the study of industrialization in America, in particular that of Massachusetts. He has written several books in addition to the text for this course.

Class Meetings: Ten Wednesdays, February 26-April 30; 11-12:30 p.m.

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#1917 Enchanted Evenings: Great American Musicals and Their Sources

The classic American musicals developed from 1927 to 1957 remain enduring glories of the American stage. We will examine six of those musicals and the literary sources on which they were based, and will study the process by which those sources evolved into iconic, long-running Broadway shows.

The musicals are Jerome Kern’s Show Boat, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate, Frank Loesser’s Guys and Dolls, Lerner and Loewes’s My Fair Lady, and Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story.

Leader: Verne Vance is a retired attorney who has a lifelong interest in theatre. He regularly attends the Shaw Festival in Ontario, as well as other theatrical performances. He has served as study group leader for several LLARC courses on contemporary playwrights.

Class Meetings: Closed Course

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#1918 Beginning Buddhism: What Might It Mean for Us?

We know something of yoga and meditation but little about fundamental precepts of the “historic” Buddha. Through weekly readings and discussion, we will begin to learn what is known of Buddha’s life, as well as some of his fundamental teachings.

Karen Armstrong says, “The Buddha was trying to find a new way of being human,” and he showed “a complete and breathtaking self-abandonment.” How is this possible in a world of suffering and often despair? Can one find peace, mindfulness, and enlightenment?

We will consider these and many other most basic human questions.

Each class will begin with a short meditation.

Texts: Buddha, by Karen Armstrong (Penguin Books, 2001) ISBN 14 30.3436-7. Available second-hand from many sources. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, by Thich Nhat Hanh (Broadway Books, 1998) ISBN 0-7679-0369-2. It’s Easier Than You Think, by Sylvia Boorstein (Harper One, 1997) ISBN 978-0-06-251294-9.

Leader: Alorie Parkhill has taught a wide range of English classes at The Cambridge School of Weston for approximately 40 years. She has been a study group leader at BOLLI, and offered Buddhism twice there. She is also a playwright and director.

Class Meetings: Closed Course

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#1919 Elizabeth I, The Virgin Queen

Her father beheaded her mother. As a teenager she was sexually harassed. Her half-sister came close to executing her. Yet, Elizabeth Tudor survived these crises and proved to be one of the greatest monarchs in British history. Highly educated and adept at statesmanship, she never married and dominated the men around her. This study group will study the ways in which she exercised power and became an icon in her own time.

Text: John E. Neale, Queen Elizabeth I (Academy Chicago Publishers, 2005)

Leader: Marc Schwarz holds a BA from Bates College, an MAT from Harvard, and a PhD from UCLA. He taught for almost 40 years in the History Department at UNH and has led a number of study groups at BOLLI. This is his second course at LLARC.

Class Meetings: Closed Course

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#1920 LLARC Glee Club Sings Broadway

This choral group includes all levels. Reading music is not necessary. Auditions only for soloists. Everyone is welcome. The five sessions begin with vocalizing. We will then learn a repertoire taken from the stages of the Broadway theatre.

According to an article titled “Group Singing, Well-being, and Health: A Systematic Mapping of Research Evidence,” published in the University of Melbourne Referenced E-Journal, October 2010, there are indications that singing can help to promote a sense of personal and social well-being, and that it may be effective in promoting physical health.

Leaders: The group is led by experienced musicians who are conservatory trained. The conductor is Barbara Brilliant and the accompanying pianist is Willa Trevens.

Class Meetings: Five Thursdays. April 3-May 1; 11-12:30 p.m.

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#1921 Asperger, ADHD and/or Genius?

The last 20 years have seen an explosion in the diagnoses of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Asperger syndrome (viewed as part of the autism spectrum). Einstein, Mozart and Bill Gates, widely viewed as geniuses, are identified by some people as having both Asperger syndrome and ADHD. What do these conditions mean? Could all three exist in the same person? This course will explore these three conditions, considering the lives of children in the present (Bright Not Broken) and the lives of adults in a fictional, not-too-distant future (Speed of Dark). These contrasting perspectives will serve as vehicles for us to weigh alternatives and possibilities. Vigorous discussions are anticipated.

List of Readings: Kennedy, D.M., Banks, R.S., & Grandin, T. (2011). Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD and Autism. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 0470623322. Moon, E. (2004). The Speed of Dark: A Novel. New York: Balantine Books. ISBN: 0345447549.

Leader: MaryAnn Byrnes is fascinated by the creativity with which individuals address challenges in their lives. As a teacher, special education administrator, educational consultant, and UMass Boston faculty member, she enjoyed collaborating with others about hundreds of unusual learners. MaryAnn’s undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, masters from Northwestern University, and doctorate from Rutgers University all emphasized variations in human learning. MaryAnn has taught at BOLLI for two years; this is her first LLARC course.

Class Meetings: Ten Thursdays, February 27-May 1; 1–2:30 p.m.

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#1922 Little Grey Cells; The Mystery Genre: Part One

How do you like mysteries? Cozy? Hard-boiled? Historical? Join us as we explore the mystery genre. Starting with its early form and going on to the “golden age” of mystery writing to the present, we will encounter the amateur sleuth, the hard-boiled detective, and the “Railway Detective” to name a few. Whether in short story or short novel form we will uncover what is compelling about mysteries.

Leader: Karen Mallozzi has a BA from the University of Rhode Island and an MA in religious studies from Andover–Newton Theological School. She works part time at St. Bridget Parish in Framingham as coordinator of parish ministries. An avid reader, she enjoys sharing reading with others. Karen has facilitated reading groups on theological matters as well as fiction and non-fiction. This is her third course as a SGL at LLARC.

Class Meetings: Closed Course

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#1923 Your Legacy: Writing Creative Memoirs

We will write our memoirs in narrative or poetic or essay form, depending on each writer's preference. Participants in this class, whether beginner or more experienced, will be working in a supportive environment in which to tell their "story."

Some may also be seeking the structure of a group, as opposed to writing in a solitary environment. We will provide incentives and innovative prompts to write in class and at home, and read our work to each other. We will also have the opportunity to develop supportive critiquing skills, providing the feedback all writers look forward to as well as require for their own progress. Please bring a lined notebook and pen to class, along with a sense of humor. Although it is not required, it is most helpful to read texts such as So You Want to Write, second edition by Piercy and Wood, or On Writing Well, 2006 edition by Zinsser. There will be a minimal fee for handouts. Limited to 10 participants

Leader: Mimi Aarens has been facilitating Creative Memoir workshops for more than 10 years, with groups at the Boston College and Tufts University Lifelong Learning Centers, in addition to senior and local adult education centers and the Rowe Conference Center in western Massachusetts.

Class Meetings: Ten Thursdays, February 27–May 1; 1–2:30 p.m.

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