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History of Analog in Revolt & Sparking Poetic Rev.

at Think Olio - Union Square
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

John Giorno (b. 1936), a living legend in NY’s performance arts and experimental poetry worlds, has published numerous literary works and art installations, and continues to create and perform. He got his start in the early 60s as an actor in Andy Warhol’s Sleep (1963). In this Olio we will begin unpacking the history of John Giorno’s Dial-a-Poem...

Friday Jul 14th, 7pm

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Craft Class Taken With A Workshop

at The Writers Studio - West Village
272 W 10th St, New York, New York 10014

This class is an integral part of The Writers Studio approach to creative writing. By learning how to read fiction and poetry as writers, students begin to recognize narrative techniques. The purpose of this class is to help students discover how literary writers have achieved their artistic goals. LEARN TO READ AS A WRITER. What does this mean? As...

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9 sessions

Tuesday Sep 26th, 6:30pm

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Craft Class: Learn to Read as a Writer

at The Writers Studio - West Village
272 W 10th St, New York, New York 10014

This class is an integral part of The Writers Studio approach to creative writing. By learning how to read fiction and poetry as writers, students begin to recognize narrative techniques. The purpose of this class is to help students discover how literary writers have achieved their artistic goals. LEARN TO READ AS A WRITER. What does this mean? As...

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$432
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$480

9 sessions

Tuesday Sep 26th, 6:30pm

(3)

The Sublime: Aesthetics, Terror, and Pleasure

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

In this course, we’ll trace the the history, proliferation, and possible futures of the sublime from its origins as a rhetorical descriptor through its life as an aesthetic category to its metamorphoses in the contemporary study of affect, trauma, and assorted cultural forms. Sessions will pair theory and philosophy with artifacts drawn from the...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Jul 13th, 6:30pm

(4)

Books & Brunch

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Gather in a diverse group setting and participate in an informal but challenging discussion of contemporary and classical literature and the reading experience.  Learn what authors do to capture a reader's interest and to keep a reader reading. Join in and talk about how authors create characters, develop plot and theme. ...

$55

3 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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That Fresh Sound: Modern Poetry, Kanye West

at Think Olio - Murray Hill
419 Park Ave S , New York, New York 10016

That Fresh Sound: Modern Poetry, Kanye West, And Shaking Your Mind Out of Its Rut This Olio will discuss a book that is specifically charged to break the mind out of cliché and into a perpetual freshness of language – and maybe cure writer’s block.   That book is John Ashbery’s A Wave and the 20 page title poem, in Ashbery’s words “has...

$15
No Upcoming Schedules
(15)

Appreciating James Joyce's Baffling Masterpiece

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Finnegans Wake: Approaching and Appreciating James Joyce's Baffling Masterpiece Notoriously called the most difficult novel ever written, thought of as either a colossal joke (or waste of time) or the greatest work of genius ever - James Joyce's Finnegans Wake has fascinated and repelled the literary world since its release in 1939. In this class...

$8
No Upcoming Schedules
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Speak English with Idioms

at Brooklyn Public Library - Bensonhurst
1743 86th St , Brooklyn, New York 11214

If you already speak some English and now would like to speak more like a native, you've found the right place. One of the keys to speak like a native is the ability to use and understand casual expressions, or idioms.   American English is full of idioms. You won't learn these expressions in a standard textbook. But you will hear them...

Free
No Upcoming Schedules
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Man's Separation from Nature and Where to Go from Here

at Think Olio - Union Square
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

Environmental degradation is one of the 21st centuries most pressing concerns. Our unsustainable relationship with Nature is fueled by a long held view in Western thought that Man is separate from Nature. This Olio will attempt to provide a quick historical overview (beginning with Plato and working through the Western philosophical tradition) of the...

$20
No Upcoming Schedules
(15)

What Would Buffy Do? A Radical Feminist

at Think Olio - Ridgewood
465 Seneca Ave, New York, New York 11385

Full Title:  What Would Buffy Do? A Radical Feminist Seeks Answers from The Slayer From the moment she was called upon to become the Slayer, and thus shoulder the weight of saving the world (Again!) Buffy the Vampire Slayer wrestled with understanding not only her place in the world as a superhero, but also finding her place as young...

$12
No Upcoming Schedules
(15)

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Great Short Novels

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Spend the first weeks of summer delving into some of the best short novels ever written. Please read Penelope Lively’s Moon Tiger for the first class, Paul Harding’s Tinkers for the second, Iris Murdoch’s Under the Net for the third and D. H. Lawrence’s The Virgin and the Gypsy for the fourth.

$120
No Upcoming Schedules
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Jorge Luis Borges: Mysticism and Politics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

This class centers upon one of Latin America’s most prolific and influential literary figures, Jorge Luis Borges. It will introduce students to Borges’ most canonical works, including the two short story collections Fictions and The Aleph, as well as the essay collection Other Inquisitions. Students with previous knowledge...

$315

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Poet-trees

at Brooklyn Brainery

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir Join us for a light-hearted look at trees! We will seek to identify a few trees and search for the poems hidden in the furrows of bark and in the slenderest of branches.   This class leans heavily toward the whimsical and will certainly get those creative...

$12
No Upcoming Schedules
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The Divine Comedy

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Prospect Heights
600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Dante’s Divine Comedy follows the journey of the poet through hell, purgatory, and paradise. This epic Italian poem, composed between 1308 and 1321, is an allegory for the movement of the soul toward God. But it is also a multifaceted exploration of ethics, metaphysics, politics, love, order, chaos, poetic form, and the Classical literary...

$315

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Life in the Anthropocene

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - DUMBO
20 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

On the eve of the millennium, earth scientists Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer coined the term “the Anthropocene” – the time of humans – to name our current age, reflecting apocalyptic anxieties that nothing on planet Earth seems to be beyond the reach of human industry and interference.  In the nearly two decades since, the Anthropocene...

$315

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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