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Literature & Writing

Taking English literature courses in Sydney can enrich your life in many surprising ways. Have you ever thought about why some literature, such as Shakespeare’s work, remains in production century after century? His plays deal with timeless themes such as the complexities of love, hunger for power, and betrayal. In a constantly-changing, high-tech world, it’s comforting to know that not everything has changed. If you’re ready to dive in, WEA Sydney can help. We offer short courses in Sydney in our fully-equipped classrooms. Our building includes a library and our tutors are experienced and fully qualified.

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Haiku in the Garden

Nothing is ordinary, including a garden, and a haiku can capture that: a moment in nature. The form of haiku originates in Japan but has migrated around the world. Knowing how the form works will give you the ability to see the extraordinary in the natural world around you. That seeing then translates into a written expression in which the "I" is... [More]
$79 Limited / $71

<p>Nothing is ordinary, including a garden, and a haiku can capture that: a moment in nature. The form of haiku originates in Japan but has migrated around the world. Knowing how the form works will

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22 Nov

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Introduction to Australian Poetry – Oi! Oi! Oi!

Australian poetry has a story to tell about Australia its land and its people. It is a story full of humour, pathos, joy and charm. This course will introduce you to the wonderful world of Oz – oi! oi! oi!... [More]
$0 Limited

Australian poetry has a story to tell about Australia its land and its people. It is a story full of humour, pathos, joy and charm. This course will introduce you to the wonderful world of Oz – oi! oi

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13 Jan

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How to Tell Stories to Children

Every child needs stories: for vocabulary and knowledge of narrative structure, to stimulate empathy and imagination, and to ground them in their culture, storytelling is essential for a rich childhood. Build your confidence in the techniques and resources for good storytelling in group or family situations. We will practise vocal techniques, using... [More]
$113 Limited / $102

<p>Every child needs stories: for vocabulary and knowledge of narrative structure, to stimulate empathy and imagination, and to ground them in their culture, storytelling is essential for a rich

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15 Jan

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Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

This course explores Shakespeare’s great tragi-comedy, The Winter’s Tale. As a jealous Leontes wreaks havoc before being shocked back into reality we experience tragedy as intense as anything Shakespeare wrote. A daring device, an interlude spoken by Time, moves the story on sixteen years, and we experience a happier world in the country. We feel... [More]
$239 Limited / $215

<p>This course explores Shakespeare’s great tragi-comedy, The Winter’s Tale. As a jealous Leontes wreaks havoc before being shocked back into reality we experience tragedy as intense as anything

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31 Jan

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Woody Allen: The Golden Years

From "Annie Hall" (1977) to "Husbands and Wives" (1992), Woody Allen had a sixteen-year winning streak of critical and often box office success. Prolific and consistent, the Manhattan-based writer/director eschewed Hollywood’s call, yet infused his work with famous stars from Michael Caine to Madonna and of course, Mia Farrow. Using comedy to... [More]
$149 Limited / $134

<p>From "Annie Hall" (1977) to "Husbands and Wives" (1992), Woody Allen had a sixteen-year winning streak of critical and often box office success. Prolific and consistent, the Manhattan-based writer/

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31 Jan

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Advance Australia Fair – Australian Poetry

Australian poetry is as rich and diverse as the country itself spanning from the early bush ballads to modern conversational poems. Explore the majestic voice of Australian poetry from the famous and lesser known poets including Wright, Slessor, Dawe, Porter, Harwood, Hope, Murray and Paterson. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face COURSE OUTLINE Bush poety... [More]
$239 Limited / $215

<p>Australian poetry is as rich and diverse as the country itself spanning from the early bush ballads to modern conversational poems. Explore the majestic voice of Australian poetry from the famous

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01 Feb

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The Parts of Speech: Nouns, Verbs and the Other Seven

The 'content' parts of speech are nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs; the ‘linking’ ones are conjunctions, connectives and prepositions; and the ones you mightn’t have heard of – oh, dear! – are interjections. We use all nine building blocks of English to compose and punctuate phrases, clauses, sentences and paragraphs. Whether you did... [More]
$113 Limited / $102

<p>The 'content' parts of speech are nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs; the ‘linking’ ones are conjunctions, connectives and prepositions; and the ones you mightn’t have heard of – oh,

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05 Feb

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Murder & Mayhem: The Development of Crime Fiction from Victorian Sensation to the Golden Age

This four-week course traces the development of crime fiction from the 19th to the 20th century. We will begin with an examination of the rise of sensational crime reporting and its subsequent interpolation within Victorian Sensation novels by Charles Dickens and Mary Elizabeth Braddon, as well as analysing the rise of the gentleman detective in... [More]
$149 Limited / $134

<p>This four-week course traces the development of crime fiction from the 19th to the 20th century. We will begin with an examination of the rise of sensational crime reporting and its subsequent

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08 Feb

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Myth and Authorship in Shakespeare and Marlowe

This course will explore one of the greatest mythic artistic rivalries in literary history, that of Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. Over 6 weeks we will investigate the dynamics of authorship in early modern England by reading the work of both playwrights and thinking through questions of influence, imitation, and inspiration. DELIVERY... [More]
$198 Limited / $178

<p>This course will explore one of the greatest mythic artistic rivalries in literary history, that of Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. Over 6 weeks we will investigate the dynamics of

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09 Feb
$198 Limited / $178

<p>This course will explore one of the greatest mythic artistic rivalries in literary history, that of Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. Over 6 weeks we will investigate the dynamics of

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09 Feb

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All Your Sentences Sorted: Simple, Compound and Complex

Did you learn what a sentence is when you were at school? We can write simple, compound and complex sentences, and each must contain at least one clause, a finite verb and a predicate. We can place one or more phrases in a sentence, choose from the four types of simple sentence, and structure and punctuate our compound and complex sentences in... [More]
$113 Limited / $102

<p>Did you learn what a sentence is when you were at school? We can write simple, compound and complex sentences, and each must contain at least one clause, a finite verb and a predicate. We can place

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19 Feb

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