Meet Dorothy Parker, an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist. Best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th century urban foibles, Parker rose to acclaim, both for her literary output in such venues as The New Yorker and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table. Portrayed by Colleen Webster. Lunch included
Margaret Atwood's stories challenge readers to examine the ways in which they view themselves and the worlds they inhabit. Read and discuss her latest work, Stone Mattress, a collection of nine short stories, and discover the worlds her characters have created for themselves and the roles these characters play in the worlds of others. Atwood's perception of how individuals create and perceive a sense of self forms the basis of class discussion as her ideas connect to other short stoeries, poems nad passages form longer works of fiction and drama. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Read, discuss, and uncover the historical and social significance of Pearl S. Buck's Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Good Earth (1931). This Oprah Book Club's classic chronicles the changing fortunes of a Chinese family living in rural China prior to World War I, and is often credited for encouraging a climate of alliance between the Americans and Chinese in the forthcoming conflict with Japan. This course will serve as a helpful and enlightening companion to the Pearl S. Buck house visit offered through Harford Community College. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
The timeless story of the soldier returning home from war fascinates readers. Examine and discuss Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain, the story of a soldier returning home from the Civil War; then compare this work to excerpts from Homer's Odyssey to appreciate the patterns of this journey and the constancy of the themes embedded in these texts. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.