This is a chronological study of English classic novels and authors selected for an in-depth study. The course will start off with the in-depth study of one of the most famous and beloved authors Jane Austen. This is achieved through a comprehensive examination of plot, characters etc by reading, the use of videos and group discussion. Thursday
This is a one term course with the emphasis on writing. Participants can use the style, structure, rhyme patterns of various forms of poetry such as ballads or odes, or create individual styles. The tutor will provide detailed notes on poets and eras for students to peruse at their own leisure and interest. Monday
This course will dip into some of William Shakespeare’s superb verses and characters which appear throughout his many plays and sonnets. Shakespeare was the poet of love, the natural world, and the human condition. Through selected readings and excerpts of scenes from his plays, the class will focus on themes of love and loss. The class will read and discuss these pieces with a view to developing a deeper understanding of their context and interpretation. This course will suit members who have participated in earlier classes on Shakespeare or who have had previous experience reading Shakespeare. Participants will need to bring a preparedness to read dramatic text in class and involve oneself in discussions. Relevant handouts will be provided in class. Friday
This interesting year-long course will explore “why write children’s book” and “why writing books for kids is different”. Participants will be exposed to the nine steps to writing children’s books and submitting them to publishers. Many aspects of writing for children will be highlighted including: know the types of children’s books; know your readers; decide on a concept; create memorable characters ; create a strong plot; write and rewrite are but a few areas for discussion and learning skills to enable the writing flow. For those who have a children's story or two in them, this course is for you and you will embrace writing. Thursday
The goal of this hands-on course is to help members in writing their memoir. Participants will work together in developing, writing and editing their memoir. Sharing tips and techniques to use when writing a memoir that will hold the attention of their readers will play an important with this group. This course will suit members who did the first Writing your Memoir course or for those with previous experience in writing. Friday

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