Men Of Parts: Literature's Greatest Writers

While many writers are gifted in a single genre, few are able to excel in a number of styles. This course will look at five such men: William Shakespeare, dramatist and poet; John Donne, poet and divine; Oscar Wilde, dramatist, poet, story writer and novelist; T.S Eliot, poet and dramatist; and Seamus Heaney, poet prose writer and translator. It will give readers a chance to become familiar with the works of these men and thus engender a desire to delve deeper.


Course Tutor
Judy Hartshorne


Supplied Course Material
Course Booklet


Units & Pricing
6 units / $78 per person


Course Code for Enrolment
D215


Getting Started

  1. Start your Group: Anyone can start a Discussion Group – seek out some like-minded friends or put up a notice in your local library, bookshop or workplace. Please note a minimum of 6 people is required to start a new discussion group.
  2. Arrange the Meetings: New groups need to decide where and when to meet, and for how long – whatever best suits members' particular situations.
  3. Run your Group: Choose a secretary to liaise with WEA and your tutor, a Discussion Leader to chair meetings, a reporter to take discussion notes to send to your tutor, and maybe a librarian to look after the books.
  4. Start the Course: Contact WEA Sydney to enrol. Bookings can be made for one year, divided into two terms – Term 1 commences in February, Term 2 in July (Groups may make forward bookings for popular choices). Please indicate in what order your Group wishes to study the courses, if more than one course is booked.