Registration Information

Summer registration is now closed.

Fall 2021 Registration information will be updated soon.

  • All members are invited to register.
  • The cost will be $40 per course.

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Program

The Nun of Watton and The Rape of Lucretia-CLOSED

SGL: Ronald Greenwald

Number of Sessions: four

Start Date: July 6

End Date: July 27

Day and Time: Tuesday, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Description: The medieval whodunnit The Nun of Watton was such a success over the winter intercession that the students demanded a fourth week. So I added the The Rape of Lucretia by Titus Livy from Classical Roman Literature. I am now offering this intriguing and popular class again this summer. We will spend the first three classes reading and discussing The Nun of Watton. For the fourth and final week, we will read and discuss The Rape of Lucretia.

Warning: The texts used in this class will necessarily engage with violent acts. I will do my best to create a classroom space where we can engage thoughtfully and empathetically with difficult content every week.

Reading List: All materials will be provided by the instructor.

Cost: $10/session (attendance at all four classes is expected, total cost = $40)

Leader: Ron Greenwald holds three graduate degrees in history and has taught history at three Greater Boston Colleges over 15 years. He teaches his courses in the Socratic method using only primary sources. He taught for LLARC during fall 2020, winter intersession of 2021, and spring 2021.

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Current Events-CLOSED

SGL: Muriel Stern Riseman

Number of Sessions: four

Start Date: July 6

End Date: July 27

Day and Time: Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Description: Are you a person who is interested in world events and likes to have a conversation and exchange ideas about them? Do you want to have a place to share opinions and thoughts about topics in the news? If so, we have a class for you!

Cost: $10/session (attendance at all four classes is expected, total cost = $40)

Leader: I am a retired high school counselor who, while working, particularly enjoyed facilitating discussions between young people and adults. I continued this interest after retirement by leading community support groups. However, I am also a major "news junkie" and like to absorb as much information as I can about what is happening in the world, share my perceptions, and hear/understand other points of view. I have facilitated current events classes at LLARC for about three years, and I know that we always have more news to explore.

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Transgressors: Women Writers in the Supernatural Genre-CLOSED

SGL: Karen Mallozzi

Number of Sessions: four

Start Date: July 12

End Date: August 2

Day and Time: Monday, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Description: What do Elizabeth Gaskell (Cranford), Edith Wharton (Age of Innocence), and others have in common? They stepped out of the boundaries for women of their time and wrote in the supernatural/horror genre; a genre inhabited by men. We will not be reading their work in whole, but Karen will be relating their biographies, why they are writing in the category, and what are the worries for people in the time period. One paragraph will be read on a rotating basis so that we can discuss how the writers address the elements of the genre and if they are successful. Karen will provide the paragraph each week for a volunteer from the group to read aloud.

Nothing read will be gory etc... as horror and the supernatural, if done well, do not rely solely on these characteristics.

Required Reading: There are no materials which participants need to have. However, these are the texts Karen has consulted: Monster She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction by Lisa Kroger and Melanie Anderson, Victorian Ghost Stories-Oxford Anthology edited by Michael Cox and R. A. Gilbert.

Cost: $10/session (attendance at all four classes is expected, total cost = $40)

Leader: Karen is pleased to be continuing the mystery book sessions. She holds a BA from University of Rhode Island (1981) and an MA in Religious Studies from Andover-Newton Theological School (2012). Along with her gardening, Karen reads constantly and volunteers at the Natick Food Pantry and at Elm Bank.

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