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Shakespeare with Leo Schaff

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

Join charismatic actor and teacher Leo Schaff as he breathes life into Shakespeare's words, acting out portions of the play, and offering illuminating insights into the Bard's language, plot lines, historical context and eternal relevance, all with a generous sense of humor. This year, he tackles the history plays. Sep 26 — Henry VI, Part I Part...

Wednesday Feb 20th, 12pm - 1:30pm

  (7 sessions)

7 sessions

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. ...

Thursday Feb 21st, 11:30am - 1pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

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French Literature & Feminism

at Learn French BK - Colorado Springs 3650 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80132

The language of love lends HER voice to seminal stories of Super Hero Femmes.  Learn French Brooklyn lead instructor Souad Bouhayat offers expert instruction and guidance to this impassioned subject matter. Each workshop follows a predetermined curriculum and study plan.  Book excerpts are read, dissected and discussed in an equally academic...

Wednesday Mar 6th, 5pm - 7:30pm

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Master Class: Claire Messud

at A Public Space - Boerum Hill 323 Dean St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

A master class to explore W. G. Sebald and his influence on writers like Rachel Cusk and Teju Cole. Through this lens, we will examine the transformation, or evolution, of realism in recent years. Please bring a notebook and pen.

Saturday Mar 9th, 2pm - 5pm

Reading Ulysses with Michael Groden

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

This seminar works through selected chapters of Ulysses (Gabler edition), addressing it’s difficulties and discovering what makes the novel resonate today.

Sunday Mar 10th, 2pm - 5pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

What Would Buffy Do? Radical Feminism and the Slayer

at Think Olio - Flatiron 110 E 25th St, New York, New York 10010

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...

Monday Feb 25th, 7:30pm - 9pm

Reading Balzac with Anka Muhlstein

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

Balzac was prodigiously prolific. The fictional world he created in his Human Comedy is complex, endlessly surprising, sometimes comical, sometime dramatic but always steeped in his encyclopedic knowledge of the society of his time. In this follow up to Muhlstein’s sold-out course in the fall, students examine  The Marriage Contract A Daughter...

Wednesday Mar 13th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Sloshed SATs

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Hold on to your number 2 pencils, we’re taking on the SATs. We've taken high school’s most stressful test, sprinkled some comedy on it, and turned it into a drinking game! Your favorite test proctor and comedian Michael Wolf (Comedy Central, MTV) has combined bar-room trivia with real SAT quizzes to create NYC's booziest classroom. Whether you've...

Saturday Mar 16th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Getting the Most Out of the NYPL Catalog

at The New York Public Library - West New Brighton 976 Castleton Ave, New York, New York 10310

Explore our redesigned catalog. Search for books and other materials, learn how to place holds, rate an item, add items to your shelves, look at reviews and create lists.

Tuesday Mar 26th, 11am - 12pm


Midnight Society: Why You're Still Afraid of the Dark

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Don’t say we didn’t warn you. We’ve outgrown believing in the monsters under our beds, but we’re still haunted by grown-up ghost stories. Gather around the Caveat campfire for stories of monsters, ghouls, and ghosts, and the real life reasons they keep us captivated, told by some of some of the City’s best storytellers - submitted for the...

Wednesday Mar 6th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Reading Mrs. Dalloway

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

Each session, students will address three of the twelve unnumbered chapters in the book and focus on issues that are raised by those chapters.   Topics covered will include: literary form, personal psychology, social status, rewritings of The Odyssey and Ulysses, local and imperial politics, archetypes and myths, distant and intimate marriages,...

Wednesday Apr 10th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

Dante: The Divine Comedy

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights 612 W 116th St, New York, New York 10027

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 tradition. ...

Thursday Apr 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Mysterious Books

at Bronxville Adult School - Bronxville 177 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, New York 10708

From smoky-eyed vamps to spunky PIs, the role of women in crime fiction has come a long way, baby! This course focuses on women crime fiction writers and female sleuths, with the occasional “guy” thrown in for comparison.  Book list will be provided before the first class.

Thursday Apr 4th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

Page 99

at Bronxville Adult School - Bronxville 177 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, New York 10708

A very well-known editor told me he only reads page 99 of any given manuscript. If he likes it, great! If not, well, it ends up you-know-where. End of story. Let’s see for ourselves! Bring in page 99 of your manuscript (or the half way page) for the class to critique to help you land that book contract! No manuscript yet? No problem! Just bring your...

Thursday May 2nd, 7pm - 8:30pm

Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights 3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

A novel of cruelty, poisoned love, ruthless necessity, intergenerational vendettas, memory and revenge, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights remains an opulent enigma. First published under the male pseudonym, Ellis Bell, the book puzzled and repulsed its initial readers, who castigated it for immorality but reluctantly acknowledged its inscrutable...

Monday Apr 8th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

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