Literature

A variety of titles, both fiction and non-fiction, are discussed at monthly meetings held at U3A on the second Tuesday of the month. The novels, on the whole, are sourced from Moreton Bay Regional Library in sets of 10. Comments and discussions are lively and no opinion or idea is discouraged. Tuesday
This is a chronological study of English classic novels and authors selected for an in-depth study. This is achieved through a comprehensive examination of plot, characters etc by reading, the use of videos and group discussion. Thursday
In this course participants have the opportunity to engage with a local writer who wants to inspire you to find that hidden novel within. Learn and discuss basic techniques that can be used to begin a journey that may last a lifetime. During the 10 week course the focus will be on a series of units that will discuss basic aspects, pitfalls and approaches to adopt that will open up the creative process to you...and maybe, the production of a gem that deserves publication. Tuesday
This group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Each member of the group selects a poem relative to a pre-decided theme. What is read and discussed is informative and great fun. Themes for term 1, 2020 include "Growing" ,"Australian Poets" and "Law and order" (28 Jan, 25 Feb, 24 March) Tuesday once a month
Learn about the development of poetry, the poets and their poems from earliest times to the present and the ways in which they structured their thoughts to present their work. Read many poems from many sources in varied styles. Write poems of your own in different styles and have them published in a class anthology. Discuss poems created by you and your classmates: why you chose the topics, the use of descriptive words, how to illustrate your works, poems from the past that affect you, and different English language poetic styles from all over the world. Wednesday
The course will explore, in depth, another two or three of William Shakespeare’s most popular, interesting and enduring plays: Macbeth, Henry V, and Twelfth Night. These plays contain dramatic plots and some of the most complex, powerful, and entertaining characters in English drama. The class will develop a knowledge and appreciation of these plays through reading and discussion and viewing DVD scenes from quality productions. Monday

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