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February 2019

W19-08 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

February 25 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until March 4, 2019

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-08 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 (No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM (Note: This class is also offered on Wednesdays as W19-50 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE) Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature— small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary…

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W19-09 JANE AUSTEN: PERSUASION AND MANSFIELD PARK

February 25 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-09 JANE AUSTEN: PERSUASION AND MANSFIELD PARK Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 28-Mar. 4 Martha Hill Jane Austen’s works are deservedly both popular and esteemed. Her works resonate with modern readers in spite of the length of time that they have existed, two of them are now 200 years old. In this class, we will read and discuss “Mansfield Park” and her last book, “Persuasion.” Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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W19-15 RUSSIAN LITERATURE: SHORT FICTION MASTERPIECES

February 25 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-15 RUSSIAN LITERATURE: SHORT FICTION MASTERPIECES Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 (No Class on Jan. 21; Holiday) TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lawrence DeMilner In this class, we will read and discuss short fiction masterpieces by the greatest writers of the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries: Turgenev, Dostoyevski, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Gorki, Babel, and Solzhenitsyn. This course is a sequel to one given in 2015, 2016, and 2018, with all new selections. We will explore one or…

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W19-23 BOCCACCIO’S DECAMERON

February 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-23 BOCCACCIO’S DECAMERON Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal and L. Davis Hammond The year is 1348, and 10 Florentines (seven women and three men) have fled from the city to escape the plague. They pass the time telling stories, and the result is what one critic has called “an inexhaustibly rich, late medieval feast of narrative cunning, bawdy humor, and sly wit…a celebration of the sheer pleasure of being alive.” We will…

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W19-25 GREAT BOOKS

February 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-25 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Charles Sprandel Method: Shared inquiry discussion allows everyone to read and enjoy great works of literature. Discussion is based on the text at hand and only that text. Material: The text is from “The Great Books Reading & Discussion Program,” Second Series, Vols. 1 and 2, and can be purchased online at Amazon or The Great Books Foundation bookstore. Assignment: For the first class, please read,…

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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION

February 26 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Phillip Buck Dirty Realism emerged in the early 1980s. Early practitioners of this genre, writers like Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff, chose to focus on unremarkable characters living ordinary lives, characters often ignored by the literary elite. Their writing styles varied, but they were unified in their use of sparse prose and direct description and in their attention…

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W19-50 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

February 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-50 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM (Note: This class is also offered on Mondays as W19-08 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE) Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature— small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity…

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W19-53 SPIRITUAL AND MORAL ISSUES IN MODERN FICTION

February 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-53 SPIRITUAL AND MORAL ISSUES IN MODERN FICTION Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM John G. Parks As serious literature, good stories offer what Matthew Arnold called a “criticism of life.” As such, stories invite readers to a reflection upon our condition in the world. This often entails grappling with spiritual and moral issues such as innocence and guilt, loyalty and betrayal, choice and fate, meaning and emptiness, and hope and despair. Our exploration…

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W19-58 WHO’S AFRAID OF MODERN POETRY?

February 27 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-58 WHO’S AFRAID OF MODERN POETRY? Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lawrence DeMilner T.S. Elliot once said, “modern poetry is supposed to be difficult.” He certainly tried. Nevertheless, several of his works became touchstones of 20th-century poetry and are read by almost everyone. We will take a look at a couple of difficult ones just to see what they are made of. But mainly we will read works by some of the 20th century’s…

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W19-82 RETELLING FAIRY TALES: GRIMMS FOR GROWN-UP GIRLS

February 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-82 RETELLING FAIRY TALES: GRIMMS FOR GROWN-UP GIRLS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Joanne Martin Has your Prince Charming turned into a frog? Are you wondering what happened to the “happily ever after” part? Are fairy tales just for children, or can adults learn too? Each week we will read a different fairy tale and, through our writing, explore its relevance to our own lives. As we do, we will consider the seasons of…

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W19-83 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

February 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-83 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Miller In this course, students will read and understand the universality of the human experience through the eyes of the playwright. We will read several one-act plays by playwrights who also use their own life experiences as material for their work in the collection “Plays in One Act” edited by Daniel Halpern. The first play to be read is “Naomi in the Living…

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March 2019

SP19-06 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

March 11 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-06 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Mondays: 11 am-12:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 11-Apr. 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature— small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity of despair and joy, the vulnerability and power of women, the search for inner freedom in…

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SP19-11 GREAT BOOKS

March 12 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-11 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 am 8 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Charles Sprandel Method: Shared inquiry discussion allows everyone to read and enjoy great works of literature. Discussion is based on the text at hand and only that text. Material: The text is from the “Great Books Reading and Discussion Program,” Vol. 2 and 3 and copies for each reading will be distributed one week in advance. For the first week’s assignment, students can stop by the…

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SP19-15 EZRA POUND AND T.S. ELIOT: THE MAKERS OF MODERN POETRY

March 12 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-15 EZRA POUND AND T.S. ELIOT: THE MAKERS OF MODERN POETRY Tuesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal Early in the 20th century, a pair of brash, young Americans challenged the language and forms of 19th century British and American poetry, and, in the process, created a revolution that forever altered the landscape of world literature. Who were these poets and what was the nature of this revolution? We will try to answer…

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SP19-29 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

March 13 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 1, 2019

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-29 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Wednesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 13-May 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature— small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity of despair and joy, the vulnerability and power of women, the search for inner freedom in…

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SP19-48 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

March 14 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 2, 2019

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-48 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays: 1-2:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 14-May 2 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Miller In this course, we will read and endeavor to understand the universality of the human experience through the eyes of the playwright. We will read several one-act plays by playwrights who also use their own life experiences as material for their work in the collection, “Plays in One Act,” edited by Daniel Halpern. The first one-act play to be read is Wendy…

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May 2019

SU19-12 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE (Summer)

May 9 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU19-12 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE (Summer) Thursdays: 1-2:20 pm 4 Sessions: May 9-May 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Miller In this course, we will read and endeavor to understand the universality of the human experience through the eyes of the playwright. We will read several one-act plays by playwrights who also use their own life experiences as material for their work in the collection, “Plays in One Act,” edited by Daniel Halpern. The first one-act play to be read is…

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