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Offering you an opportunity to get "inside the story" of world famous art and culture 
with expert instructors in their fields.

Our programs are detailed explorations into a particular artistic genre or 
movement aimed at satisfying the curiosity of those who want to develop or enhance their appreciation of the creative mind at work.

THE ART OF THE ESSAY LONG, SHORT AND OTHERWISE WITH LA TIMES BOOK CRITIC DAVID ULIN OCT 5, 12, 19, 26, NOV 2, 9

For this 6-session series, David has selected essays that promise a highly rewarding reading experience as well as a great opportunity for challenging discussion.

 Most of the essays can be found in “Brief Encounters, edited by Judith Kitchen and Dinah Lenney. For the ones not included there are links below.

 

Week One-Oct 5

Jim Krusoe, “Traffic”

Hilton Als, “Fats.”

Marion Winik, “Sixteen Pictures of My Father”: 

https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/sixteen-pictures-of-my-father/Content?oid=873999

Leslie Jamison, “La Plata Perdida.”

 

Week Two- Oct 12

Jo Ann Beard, “The Fourth State of Matter”:

 http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1996/06/24/the-fourth-state-of-matter

Megan Stielstra, “Here is My Heart.”

 

Week Three-Oct 19

Brenda Miller, “How to Meditate.” 

Dinah Lenney, “Future Imperfect.” 

Sven Birkerts, “One Long Sentence.” 

Chris Daley, “Thoughts on Time After Viewing Christian Marclay’s ‘The Clock.’” 

 

Week Four- Oct 26

John Hersey, Hiroshima

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1946/08/31/hiroshima

 

Week Five-Nov 2

Anika Fajardo, “What Didn’t Happen.”

Phillip Lopate, “Max and Minna”

Nicholas Montemarano, “No Results Found”

 

Week Six- Nov 9

Lynne Sharon Schwartz, “The Renaissance”

Liz Stephens, “American Animal”

Emily Rapp, “Los Angelitos”

 

 

We hope you can join us!  As always, David's literary series sells out quickly. 

If you wish to attend, please enroll below. 


 

DATES: 6 THURSDAY MORNINGS Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9

WHERE: Pasadena Address Forwarded Upon Enrollment

TICKETS: $360/Series   $65/Session

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