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. (14 May and 11 June) 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
This is a discussion and research class for people who have an existing knowledge of local Queensland and Bribie Island history. It is essential for students to have done a previous "introduction to local history" class or attended the various history U3A "Insight" sessions. The weekly sessions involve reading and discussing a wide range of books, papers, documents and audio visual material. Students should have a specific interest and personal knowledge of broad aspects of Australia, Queensland and Bribie Island history. Each week a different aspect of history is explored by field trips to places of interest, visits to museums and historic sites, guest speakers, presentations and a sharing of interests and experiences. Friday
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 2, 2019 include "Need" "Smell" "Touch". 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
This 6 week course examines the aspect of the man, his world and his works. It examines some of the themes covered in his literature and will involve discussions and the viewing of short video recordings of recent Shakespearean productions.

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