Short story reading group: classics to contemporary

Course Dates: 28/10/19 - 22/06/20
Time: 10:15 - 12:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:

Join us in sharing feelings about, and reactions to, a selection of classic and contemporary short stories where we will be reading "The Destructors" by Graham Greene and "How to Win" by Daisy Johnson. Meetings on 28 Oct, 2 December, 3 Feb, 9 March, 11 May and 22 June.

Description

What is the course about?

This is not so much a course as an opportunity for a group of us to share our feelings about, and reactions to, a selection of classic and contemporary short stories. Meetings on 28 Oct, 2 December, 3 Feb, 9 March, 11 May and 22 June.

THE TUTOR: Linda Quinn is a writer and teacher and has also worked as an actress and theatre director. She now writes scripts for performance, and is also in the process of completing her first novel and a collection of short stories.

What will we cover?

A range of classic and contemporary short stories written in English. During the session we will discuss the short stories in question by considering various aspects such as context, ideas, plot, character/s, etc. We will also discuss how successful we think the authors have been in the particular work.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- read short stories you might not have considered before
- focus on key points when discussing a literary short story
- express your opinion clearly.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No previous knowledge or experience of literature is necessary. However, learners will, ideally, need the following skills and attributes:
An enthusiasm for reading and discussing a range of texts in large and small groups.
A willingness and ability to do some reading and preparation outside the class. You will be expected to read the selected short stories for each session.
An interest in, and ability to listen to, the responses of other students to the work discussed.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

In each session there will be a brief introduction by the tutor followed by an informal but focused discussion of the selected short stories for that session.

THE TUTOR: Linda Quinn is a writer and teacher and has also worked as an actress and theatre director. She now writes scripts for performance, and is also in the process of completing her first novel and a collection of short stories.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

The two short stories for the first session ("The Destructors" by Graham Greene and "How to Win" by Daisy Johnson) will be sent to you by email before the course begins. Then for each session you will be provided with copies of the stories to be discussed at the next session.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Look up Literature courses in the prospectus under Humanities or on the website under History, Culture and Writing.

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Book your place

Course Code: HLT127

Mon, day, 28 Oct - 22 Jun '20

Duration: 6 sessions (over 35 weeks)

Full fee: £119.00
Senior fee: £95.00
Concession: £52.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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