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E.g., 09/21/2014
E.g., 09/21/2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Picture This: Writing Picture Books for Children

5:45 - 7:45 pm

This workshop will focus on how to successfully create and write a children’s picture book that connects with both young readers and today’s ever-changing marketplace. Participants’ manuscripts will be shared and discussed to highlight the variety of structures, crafts, writing processes, and publishing opportunities available for picture books.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Mightier than the Sword: The Legacy of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin

5:45 – 7:45 pm

This class has been cancelled.

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin became a cultural phenomenon soon after it first appeared in the National Era abolitionist newspaper in June 1851, and it has remained an important, although complicated, literary landmark.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Beyond Llewyn Davis: The Folk Music Revival

5:45 - 7:45 pm

In 2013, the Coen brothers released Inside Llewyn Davis, their critically-acclaimed homage to the Greenwich Village folk scene of the early 1960s. It offered an incisive portrait of that moment in American cultural life.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Heidegger Wars: Philosophy, Ideology, and Nazism

5:45 - 7:45 pm

Martin Heidegger’s widely admired existential philosophy has, in recent years, undergone a radical re-evaluation after the significant scholarly revelations of his deep commitment to Nazism. This seminar will grapple with some of the most important implications of Heidegger and Heideggerianism.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Twenty-first Century Literature

6 - 7:30 pm

This class is full and registration has closed.

What’s new and great in contemporary literature? This seminar will examine recent, award-winning works, including two short novels–Julian Barnes’ Sense of an Ending and Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist–and short stories from Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth, George Saunders’ Tenth of December and Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Start Your Screenplay

5:45 - 7:45 pm

Have you ever said, “I have the perfect idea for a movie”? Well, it’s time to stop talking and start writing. Over the course of this seminar, participants will develop a first draft based on the industry-accepted blueprint for the 120-page screenplay. We will explore act breaks, character arcs, story, and plot points to put your brilliant idea into a sizzling story.

Saturday, October 4, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Chicago Women's History, 1870-1930

10 am - Noon

Between 1870 and 1930, Chicago was home to some of the nation’s most important women reformers, including Jane Addams, Frances Willard, and Ida B. Wells. Seminar participants will gain a deeper understanding of the lives and times of six influential Chicago women.

Saturday, October 4, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Rahm Emanuel: An Historical Perspective

1 - 3 pm

This class has been cancelled.

Rahm Emanuel is best known for his three years as mayor of Chicago. His lesser-known past, however, reveals a complex personality and a suave politico who has successfully played the game of Democratic politics for the last 30 years. We will examine Emanuel from an historical and biographical perspective as well as explore questions about how and why political leaders are successful.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Mansfield Park at 200: An Exploration of Jane Austen’s Novel

6 - 7:30 pm

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, probably the novelist’s most complex and challenging work. Fanny Price, the painfully shy heroine, and Edmund Bertram, the somewhat self-righteous hero, have had few supporters, even among Austen’s most devoted fans.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Richard J. Daley: Man and Myth, Life and Legend

6 - 7:30 pm

In this seminar, we examine the many ways in which Richard J. Daley shaped modern Chicago, both physically (expressways, universities, public housing) and metaphysically (in how Chicagoans understand each other and create their sense of identity).

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