Writing and Literature

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  • Banned Young Adult Books


    Book Banning in schools is in the news a great deal lately. Let’s see what the fuss is about. We will chose 4 young adult (YA) novels that are frequently targeted for banning to read and discuss. Topics may include violence, sexual & sexuality topics, foul language and more.

  • Five American Plays from the 1940s and 1950s


    We will read and discuss Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth, Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, Eugene O’Neill’s Long Days Journey Into Night, and Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. One play a week. Open to all; an English degree is not required. We will just share our […]

  • Short Stories & a poem or 2


    We will read and discuss two short stories each week, and occasionally, if relevant, some poems as well. No pressure to be an English major for this one. You will receive the stories/poems by email ahead of time and then share your reactions with other members of the class.