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March 2017

SP17-13 SHERLOCK HOLMES: ICONIC CHARACTER

March 6, 2017 @ 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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Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 6-April 10 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martha Hill Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes the first professional consulting detective. Even though Holmes did not have super powers, he proved to be incapable of being destroyed. When Doyle attempted to kill off Holmes, the character soon returned, despite Doyle’s serious intention to be done with him. Doyle’s death in 1930 did not stop books, plays, films, and television shows about the genius detective. Projects starring…

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SP17-15 GREAT BOOKS

March 7, 2017 @ 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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Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: March 7-April 25 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: We will read selections from the text Great Conversations #5 available online. Assignments: Read assigned selections prior to each class meeting. For the first class, please read the selection Hekabe by Euripides. Additional readings this term will be: John Keats—selected…

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SP17-34 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

March 8, 2017 @ 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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Wednesdays 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 8-April 26 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 men, and the mystery…

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SP17-35 ON THE ROAD AGAIN WITH KEROUAC

March 8, 2017 @ 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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Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 8-April 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Kurt Landefeld Jack Kerouac was an off-beat American novelist and poet and is considered a pioneer of the Beat Generation. This class explores Kerouac’s writing, his times, and his impact on contemporary and future writers, using the books On the Road (1957 edition), Dharma Bums, and Visions of Gerard, each by Kerouac. In addition, the poetry of Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and others who were part of…

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SP17-51 RCLLA LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY BOOK CLUB

March 9, 2017 @ 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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Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 9-April 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Anne Arsenault Want to have fun reading current fiction? In this study group, we will read a novel every two weeks, or four per term. The first book for this term is The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes. The next three books will be chosen by the group. Each book will be thoroughly discussed in a roundtable format. Texts are available locally and through online vendors.

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SP17-70 THIS WAS THEIR LIVES IN LITERATURE

March 10, 2017 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Friday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1 Session: March 10 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: Ron Cohen This course is a great way to fuel your love of literature and history. The presenter will focus on key literary figures and include discussions on how their lives led them to become great observers of humankind and thus, great authors. We hope you will join us as Martha Hill discusses Charlotte Bronte and her classic Jane Eyre

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SP17-22 VISIONS OF THE FUTURE IN LITERATURE

March 21, 2017 @ 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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Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: March 21-April 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Rob Kirby Utopias conjure images of perfect futures, but sometimes an evil twin pops up instead. Writers comment on society by describing future worlds taken to extremes, sometimes good, sometimes bad. This course concentrates on modern British and American short novels and short stories that deal in these best and worst-case scenarios. For the first class, come ready to discuss George Orwell’s classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. In subsequent classes,…

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May 2017

SU17-07 GREAT BOOKS

May 9, 2017 @ 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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SU17-07 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: May 9-June 27 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: We will read selections from the text, Great Conversations #5 available on line. Assignments: Read assigned selections prior to each class. For the first class, please read the selection Hell Screen by Ryunosuke Akutagawa. Additional readings this…

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SU17-12 SUMMER BOOK CLUB

May 9, 2017 @ 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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NEW SU17-12 SUMMER BOOK CLUB Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 9-June 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM JoAnn Spiegel Summer is the best time to find comfort in reading for pleasure. Whether spending the day under an umbrella at the beach or curling up in a favorite chair in front of a fan, read the chosen book and then join us as we keep the RCLLA Book Club up and running. The selected books for May and June are A…

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September 2017

FA17-12 GREAT BOOKS

September 26, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until November 14, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-12 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Charles Sprandel Method: Shared inquiry discussion allows everyone to read great works of literature. Discussion is based on the text at hand and only that text. Material: We will read selections from the text, Great Conversations #6 that can be purchased online through Amazon or The Great Books Foundation. Assignments: Read assigned selections prior to each class. For the first class, read On Tranquility of Mind,…

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FA17-38 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

September 27, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until November 15, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-38 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 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…

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FA17-41 BACK ON THE ROAD WITH JACK KEROUAC

September 27, 2017 @ 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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NEW FA17-41 BACK ON THE ROAD WITH JACK KEROUAC Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Kurt Landefeld Jack Kerouac was an off-beat American novelist and poet and is considered a pioneer of the Beat Generation. This class explores Kerouac’s writing, his times, and his impact on contemporary and future writers, using the books On the Road (1957 edition), The Dharma Bums, and Visions of Gerard, each by Kerouac. In addition, the poetry of Allen Ginsberg,…

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FA17-56 RCLLA BOOK CLUB

September 28, 2017 @ 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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FA17-56 RCLLA BOOK CLUB Thursday: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 28-Nov. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Anne Arsenault Want to have fun reading current fiction? In this study group, we will read a novel every two weeks, or four per term. The first book for this term is Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout. The next three books will be chosen by the group. Each book will be thoroughly discussed in a roundtable format. Texts are available locally and through online…

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October 2017

FA17-17 MODERN CHINESE FICTION (in translation)

October 3, 2017 @ 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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NEW FA17-17 MODERN CHINESE FICTION (in translation) Tuesdays 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 3-Nov. 7; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Benita Stambler At the dawn of the 21st century, Chinese authors suddenly became noticed—two of them receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature. Through excerpts from novels, short stories, and film adaptations, we will consider what these authors have to say about China, their own lives, and the lives of their characters. Their writing presents views of China…

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FA17-24 DANTE’S INFERNO

October 10, 2017 @ 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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NEW FA17-24 DANTE’S INFERNO Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal “Dante and Shakespeare divide the modern world between them, there is no third.”—T.S. Eliot Join us on a journey through Dante’s Inferno, a poem that has enthralled readers and influenced writers for nearly 800 years. We will work our way through the poem at a steady pace (five-six cantos each week), with spirited discussions and lecturing only when necessary.…

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January 2018

W18-04 SPIRITUAL AND MORAL ISSUES IN MODERN FICTION

January 8, 2018 @ 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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W18-04 SPIRITUAL AND MORAL ISSUES IN MODERN FICTION Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26; Note: No Class on Jan. 15 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 reflection often entails grappling with spiritual and moral issues such as innocence and guilt, loyalty and betrayal, choice and fate, meaning and emptiness,…

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W18-12 JANE EYRE AND REBECCA, A STUDY IN CONTRASTS

January 8, 2018 @ 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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W18-12 JANE EYRE AND REBECCA, A STUDY IN CONTRASTS Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.; Note: No Class Jan. 15 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martha Hill Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte and Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier, were both best-sellers in their eras. Both translate well to current readers, and the juxtaposition of the two illuminates their difference as well as surprising similarities. We will read and explore the reasons for their popularity and continuing resonance with readers.…

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W18-15 SPORTS LIT

January 8, 2018 @ 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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W18-15 SPORTS LIT Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m.; Note: No Class Jan. 15 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM JoAnn Spiegel In this course, we will examine and discuss three recent works of literature that use sports as a leading motif. We will begin with The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach which was listed by The New York Times as one of its top 10 books for 2011. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown deals with…

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W18-17 RUSSIAN LITERATURE: MORE SHORT FICTION FROM THE GOLDEN AGE

January 8, 2018 @ 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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W18-17 RUSSIAN LITERATURE: MORE SHORT FICTION FROM THE GOLDEN AGE Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 26; Note: No Class Jan. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Lawrence DeMilner We will read and discuss short fiction masterpieces by the greatest writers of the 19th century: Pushkin, Gogol, Lermontov, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov. This course, with all new selections, is a sequel to the one given in Summer 2015 and Winter 2016. One or two stories per week of literature to…

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W18-26 GREAT BOOKS

January 9, 2018 @ 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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W18-26 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 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: We will read selections from the Great Conversations text, 6 available online at Amazon or the Great Books Foundation. Assignments: Read assigned selections prior to each class meeting. For the first class, please read the selection: Friedrich…

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W18-40 DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY: THE PURGATORIO

January 9, 2018 @ 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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W18-40 DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY: THE PURGATORIO Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal and L. Davis Hammond Dante’s Divine Comedy remains one of the seminal works of Western Civilization. In this course, we will read the Purgatorio, the second part of this masterpiece, and will follow Dante and his guide, Virgil, on a journey of transformation and enlightenment. Having left Hell behind, they arrive on the shore of the island-mountain of Purgatory in the…

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W18-46 WHO’S AFRAID OF MODERN POETRY?

January 9, 2018 @ 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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W18-46 WHO’S AFRAID OF MODERN POETRY? Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 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 hard ones just to see what they are made of. But mainly we will read works by some of the 20th…

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W18-61 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

January 10, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until February 28, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-61 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 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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W18-85 REALISM AND NATURALISM IN THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY

January 11, 2018 @ 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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W18-85 REALISM AND NATURALISM IN THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Phillip Buck Some of the great American writers since the mid-19th century were realists and naturalists who consciously formulated the short story as an art form, developing the genre with such energy and vision that it is sometimes called a uniquely American form. These writers abandoned traditional conventions and the sentimentality of romantic fiction and embraced a strident realism powered…

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W18-84 RCLLA BOOK CLUB

January 11, 2018 @ 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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W18-84 RCLLA BOOK CLUB Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Anne Arsenault Want to have fun reading current fiction? In this study group, we will read a novel every two weeks, or four per term. The first book for the term is The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman. The next three books will be chosen by the group. Each book will be thoroughly discussed in a round table format. Texts are available locally and…

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March 2018

SP18-02 PENNED BEHIND BARS: POETRY & STORIES FROM PRISON

March 5, 2018 @ 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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SP18-02 PENNED BEHIND BARS: POETRY & STORIES FROM PRISON Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 5-Apr. 9 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Harriet Hendel “Writing lances old wounds and helps them heal,” a prize-winning author serving a 50-year sentence tells us. This class will highlight winners of the PEN American Center prison writing contest. We will meet each writer through their poems and stories. Copies will be provided to students. The instructor has established a personal relationship with many of the authors…

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SP18-10 RCLLA BOOK GROUP

March 5, 2018 @ 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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SP18-10 RCLLA BOOK GROUP Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Mar. 5-Apr. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM JoAnn Spiegel The spring book group will read and discuss three books. The first book will be The Nix by Nathan Hill, a 2016 New York Times selection as one of the best books of that year. The remaining two books for discussion will be selected by class members from a variety of genres—fiction and nonfiction, current, classic, or old favorites. Course Fee: $90; Member…

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SP18-29 DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY: PARADISO

March 6, 2018 @ 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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SP18-29 DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY: PARADISO Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 10 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal and L. Davis Hammond Having journeyed through Hell and Purgatory, with Virgil as his guide, Dante now turns to his beloved Beatrice who leads him—and us—through the heavens to Paradise. Here Dante comes to understand the sublime truths of divine will and salvation and here, in a moment of mystical intensity, he experiences a radiant vision of God. The vision is the…

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April 2018

SP18-08 TWO MORE NOVELS BY JANE AUSTEN

April 23, 2018 @ 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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SP18-08 TWO MORE NOVELS BY JANE AUSTEN Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 5-Apr. 23 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martha Hill Jane Austen is known primarily for her six major novels that interpret, critique, and comment upon the British gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen’s plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in pursuit of favorable social standing and economic security. This seminar-style class is a continuation of our reading of Austen’s novels and will…

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SP18-12 GREAT BOOKS

April 24, 2018 @ 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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SP18-12 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 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: We will read selections from the The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program, First Series, Vol. 1, which is available online at Amazon or the Great Books Foundation. Assignments: Read assigned selections prior to each class meeting.…

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SP18-39 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

April 25, 2018 @ 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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SP18-39 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 25 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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June 2018

SU18-21 RCLLA BOOK GROUP

June 13, 2018 @ 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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SU18-21 RCLLA BOOK GROUP Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 9-June 13 JoAnn Spiegel The summer book group will read three books. The first book to be discussed will be The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway. The other two books will be determined by the class. Course Fee: $90; Member Fee: $81.

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SU18-06 GREAT BOOKS

June 19, 2018 @ 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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SU18-06 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: May 8-June 19 NOTE: No class on June 5 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 Living with the Past (50th Anniversary Series) and can be purchased online at Amazon or The Great Books Foundation bookstore. Assignment: For the first class please read Overture by Marcel Proust.…

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SU18-29 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

June 25, 2018 @ 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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SU18-29 Short Stories: The Gems of Literature Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 14-June 25 (NOTE: No class on Memorial Day, May 28) 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…

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October 2018

FA18-20 THE BOOK OF EBENEZER LE PAGE

October 23, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-20 THE BOOK OF EBENEZER LE PAGE Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 23-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Martha Hill Spanning the time period of both world wars, a must read is The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, by G. B. Edwards. It is a little-known book with wonderful insight into views on different cultures and the perception of aging. It takes place in Guernsey, one of the English Channel islands. The 80-year-old narrator is an inhabitant of the…

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November 2018

FA18-05 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE – Monday

November 12, 2018 @ 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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FA18-05 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE - Monday Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 24-Nov. 12 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…

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FA18-11 LET’S READ GOOD BOOKS TOGETHER

November 12, 2018 @ 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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FA18-11 LET’S READ GOOD BOOKS TOGETHER Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Oct. 1-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM JoAnn Spiegel Reading a good book with a group of interested and interesting book lovers is a stimulating and fun experience. We will read and discuss three books during the term. The first book, The Weight Of Ink by Rachel Kadish, is a novel about the discovery of a trove of papers from the 17th century by a British historian and her assistant…

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FA18-16 GREAT BOOKS

November 13, 2018 @ 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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FA18-16 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 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, First Series, Vol. 2 and can be purchased online at Amazon or The Great Books Foundation bookstore. Assignment: For the first class please read Charles Darwin,…

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FA18-23 THE PLEASURES OF LYRIC POETRY

November 13, 2018 @ 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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FA18-23 THE PLEASURES OF LYRIC POETRY Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 9-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal Come prepared to fall in love with poetry, with its sensuous shapes, rich resonant sounds, and often elusive meanings. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned reader, this journey through several centuries of short lyric poetry will enhance your enjoyment and understanding of an art form that is intimate, stimulating, and perennially challenging and will provide you with tools for…

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FA18-36 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE – Wednesday

November 14, 2018 @ 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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FA18-36 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE - Wednesday Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 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…

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FA18-49 SIX GREAT POEMS

November 15, 2018 @ 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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FA18-49 SIX GREAT POEMS Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jim Larson In this class, we will read and discuss six important poems and consider their relevance to our lives to shed new light on familiar works. The poems are “Ulysses” by Alfred Tennyson, “The Windhover” by Gerard Manley Hopkins, “The Second Coming” by W.B. Yeats, “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet, “Death of the Hired Man” by Robert Frost, and “Mother…

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March 2019

W19-08 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

March 4 @ 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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W19-08 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

March 4 @ 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

March 4 @ 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

March 5 @ 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

March 5 @ 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

March 5 @ 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

March 6 @ 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

March 6 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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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?

March 6 @ 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

March 7 @ 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

March 7 @ 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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April 2019

SP19-48 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

April 11 @ 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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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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SP19-06 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

April 15 @ 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

April 16 @ 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

April 16 @ 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

April 17 @ 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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SP19-29 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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