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October 2017

FA17-38 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE

October 18 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 15, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-38 SHORT STORIES: THE GEMS OF LITERATURE Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Diane Browne-Sterdt Well-written short stories are the gems of literature . . . small powerhouses of compelling characters, moral imperatives, and psychological richness. They draw the reader right in and deliver a jolt, quietly or dramatically, at their conclusions. Classics and contemporary stories will be discussed. The proximity of despair and joy, the vulnerability and power of women, the search for…

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FA17-41 BACK ON THE ROAD WITH JACK KEROUAC

October 18 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 15, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-41 BACK ON THE ROAD WITH JACK KEROUAC Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Kurt Landefeld Jack Kerouac was an off-beat American novelist and poet and is considered a pioneer of the Beat Generation. This class explores Kerouac’s writing, his times, and his impact on contemporary and future writers, using the books On the Road (1957 edition), The Dharma Bums, and Visions of Gerard, each by Kerouac. In addition, the poetry of Allen Ginsberg,…

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FA17-56 RCLLA BOOK CLUB

October 19 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until November 16, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-56 RCLLA BOOK CLUB Thursday: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 28-Nov. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Anne Arsenault Want to have fun reading current fiction? In this study group, we will read a novel every two weeks, or four per term. The first book for this term is Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout. The next three books will be chosen by the group. Each book will be thoroughly discussed in a roundtable format. Texts are available locally and through online…

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FA17-12 GREAT BOOKS

October 24 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating until November 14, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-12 GREAT BOOKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Charles Sprandel Method: Shared inquiry discussion allows everyone to read great works of literature. Discussion is based on the text at hand and only that text. Material: We will read selections from the text, Great Conversations #6 that can be purchased online through Amazon or The Great Books Foundation. Assignments: Read assigned selections prior to each class. For the first class, read On Tranquility of Mind,…

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FA17-17 MODERN CHINESE FICTION (in translation)

October 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until November 7, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-17 MODERN CHINESE FICTION (in translation) Tuesdays 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 3-Nov. 7; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Benita Stambler At the dawn of the 21st century, Chinese authors suddenly became noticed—two of them receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature. Through excerpts from novels, short stories, and film adaptations, we will consider what these authors have to say about China, their own lives, and the lives of their characters. Their writing presents views of China…

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FA17-24 DANTE’S INFERNO

October 24 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-24 DANTE’S INFERNO Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal “Dante and Shakespeare divide the modern world between them, there is no third.”—T.S. Eliot Join us on a journey through Dante’s Inferno, a poem that has enthralled readers and influenced writers for nearly 800 years. We will work our way through the poem at a steady pace (five-six cantos each week), with spirited discussions and lecturing only when necessary.…

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