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. (13 Aug and 10 Sept) 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 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 3, 2019 include "Sight" and "Ego" (23 July, 27 August) 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 aspects of the man. his world and his works. It examines some of the themes covered in the literature and will involve discussions and the viewing of short video recordings of recent Shakespearean productions.