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James Joyce: Ulysses

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Williamsburg 381 Hooper St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

The archetypal novel of high modernism, James Joyce’s Ulysses attempts to synthesize the life of a city, the afterlives of previous literary styles, and the entirety of the Western canon as it stood in the early twentieth century. Since its original publication when it was serialized in the Little Review from March 1918 to March...

Thursday Nov 15th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Sloshed SATs

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Hold on to your number 2 pencils, we’re taking on the SATs. We've taken high school’s most stressful test, sprinkled some comedy on it, and turned it into a drinking game! Your favorite test proctor and comedian Michael Wolf (Comedy Central, MTV) has combined bar-room trivia with real SAT quizzes to create NYC's booziest classroom. Whether you've...

Saturday Nov 17th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

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The Secret Lives of Coffee and Tea

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Tea! What is it? What does it mean to be a "milk in first kind of girl"? Why did Americans throw it in to Boston harbor? Why do most Americans drink coffee, but guzzle iced tea in the south? And where did bubble tea and kombucha come from? Sarah will reveal all the answers to your caffeinated queries. Coffee! Is it going to kill you? Make you...

Monday Nov 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Shakespeare with Leo Schaff

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Join charismatic actor and teacher Leo Schaff as he breathes life into Shakespeare's words, acting out portions of the play, and offering illuminating insights into the Bard's language, plot lines, historical context and eternal relevance, all with a generous sense of humor. This year, he tackles the history plays. Sep 26 — Henry VI, Part I Part...

Wednesday Jan 2nd, 12pm - 1:30pm

  (7 sessions)
$170

7 sessions

Mesopotamia: The Land Between Two Rivers

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Mesopotamia, the “Land Between the Two Rivers” in present-day Iraq, is often referred to as the Cradle of Civilization. The ancient peoples of this region developed the first cities and multicultural societies, invented writing and the wheel, and left behind incredible works of art and a rich and varied literature. Yet despite their...

Tuesday Dec 4th, 8:30pm - 10pm

Reading Kipling

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Rudyard Kipling’s name is associated today with Disney’s version of The Jungle Book and with Imperialism. In this course we will see how the first is exclusionary (Kipling was above all a great craftsman of complex tales and poems) and how the second is largely false. We will study six short stories that will show the vast range of Kipling’s...

Thursday Jan 10th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (3 sessions)
$420

3 sessions

World History, World Literature & You (for Teens)

at Classeteria - Bushwick 284 Suydam St, Brooklyn, New York 11237

In this course, we will use literature as a point of entry into three thousand years of history, society, and culture that has led to you being a teenager in the United States in 2018.  We will study texts from a wide variety of times and places, including Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the Pacific Rim, from ancient times to right now....

Sunday Jan 6th, 2:30pm - 4pm

  (20 sessions)
$600

20 sessions

A Lot On The Mind: Autism

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Come join us for a night of educational and theatrical fun while learning about some of the most misunderstood and stigmatized neurological disorders! Each month we’ll highlight a different neurological disorder and address the science behind the disorder, research being done in that field, and the stigmas patients face, featuring performances from...

Wednesday Jan 9th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Reading Ulysses with Michael Groden

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

This seminar works through selected chapters of Ulysses (Gabler edition), addressing it’s difficulties and discovering what makes the novel resonate today.

Sunday Mar 10th, 2pm - 5pm

  (4 sessions)
$385

4 sessions

Vision Board

at TW Painting with Friends - Gravesend 41 Ave South, Brooklyn, New York 11223

Vision Board - A Powerful Tool To Manifest Your Life Desires. In this workshop, you'll learn the science of visualization and best practices when creating a vision board. Then, let the crafting fun begin. The tool helps you invest the time and energy to visualize your future (https://blog.mindvalley.com/creative-visualization/) and consistently reminds...

Friday Nov 23rd, 7:30pm - 9pm

The Sumerians: History's Innovators

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Over six thousand years ago, the marshes of Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) were home to a remarkable and ingenious group of people. Known as the Sumerians, they were the first to use writing and the first to live in cities. They rode the first wheeled vehicles, founded our modern system of mathematics and made detailed observations of the planets and...

Tuesday Dec 18th, 8:30pm - 10pm

Writing for Actors

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Hell's Kitchen 312 W 36th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10018

So many actors want to write but are unsure how to start. Others are intimidated. But why should that be? Many of the skills needed to write – understanding how dialogue reveals character, how scenes are structured, how the action of the play reveals the truth of the story – are skills every good actor already has. This class will teach actors...

Friday Jan 11th, 11am - 2pm

  (10 sessions)
$495

10 sessions

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Contemporary Debates in Race & Ethnicity

at The New School - Greenwich Village 66 W 12th St, New York, New York 10011

Through an interdisciplinary engagement with contemporary literature and scholarship on race and ethnicity, this course considers the following questions: How do race and ethnicity organize the social world? What are the historical conditions under which the various definitions of racial and ethnic difference emerge? What is at stake in the institutional...

Wednesday Jan 23rd, 6pm - 8pm

  (16 sessions)
$800

16 sessions

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The Correspondence: Music and Literature

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

A unique and unforgettable mixture of performance, writing, and history of classical music led by Elena Baksht, founding director of the Southampton Arts Festival and Music at Lincoln Center, and “one of the most intriguing pianists of her generation.” An electrifying performer and engaging teacher, Baksht’s fascination with literature’s surprising...

No Upcoming Schedules
$160

4 sessions

The Bible as Literature: Narrative, Politics, & History

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights 612 W 116th St, New York, New York 10027

The Bible is a wonderfully comprehensive collection of stories: a parade of heroes and villains, royals and peasants, dysfunctional families and the truest of filial loyalties.  Its texts span genres from poetry to novella, short story to historical epic, legalistic writing to satire, and instructional manual to the confessional. However, this...

No Upcoming Schedules
$315

4 sessions

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