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Literature and Writing

Literature and 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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Icelandic Sagas

Arguably the first European novels, the Icelandic Sagas are a collection of purportedly historical accounts of medieval Viking families, interweaving magic and murder, adventure and poetry throughout. They are a foundation of Icelandic culture amongst one of the most literature-loving countries in the world, and to this day you can start a good... [More]
$67 Limited / $60

<p>Arguably the first European novels, the Icelandic Sagas are a collection of purportedly historical accounts of medieval Viking families, interweaving magic and murder, adventure and poetry

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23 May

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Journal & Memoir Writing

There is an art to journal and memoir writing that lifts it from the banal to the sublime. Spend a day learning how to write meaningful and creative journals and memoirs. Explore styles of writing that best reflect your thoughts and experiences and which will make for useful reading and future satisfying reflections. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face... [More]
$113 Limited / $102

<p>There is an art to journal and memoir writing that lifts it from the banal to the sublime. Spend a day learning how to write meaningful and creative journals and memoirs. Explore styles of writing

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04 Jun

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Who was William Shakespeare? - The Apprentice

Some of us may have come to Shakespeare just recently. Still, it’s never too late to look at what is so special about him by embarking on a wonderful journey from Stratford-upon-Avon to London to explore this man and his times. Shakespeare was born in just the right place at the right time of Elizabethan England. In this first part of a two-part... [More]
$67 Limited / $60

<p>Some of us may have come to Shakespeare just recently. Still, it’s never too late to look at what is so special about him by embarking on a wonderful journey from Stratford-upon-Avon to London to

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10 Jun

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Who was William Shakespeare? - The Upstart Crow

Some of us may have come to Shakespeare just recently. Still, it’s never too late to look at what is so special about him, by embarking on a wonderful journey from Stratford-upon-Avon to London to explore this man and his times. Shakespeare was born in just the right place at the right time: Elizabethan England. In this second part we look at... [More]
$67 Limited / $60

<p>Some of us may have come to Shakespeare just recently. Still, it’s never too late to look at what is so special about him, by embarking on a wonderful journey from Stratford-upon-Avon to London to

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17 Jun

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Pirates in Flesh and Blood: On Page and Screen

Piracy has existed for as long as ships have sailed the seas laden with goods to be plundered. Were they bold and dashing, scurvy and villainous, or desperate and dirty? Come aboard as we navigate between real pirates like Blackbeard, Henry Morgan and Anne Bonney, and their fictional counterparts, like Long John Silver and the Sea Hawk, whether... [More]
$81 Limited / $73

<p>Piracy has existed for as long as ships have sailed the seas laden with goods to be plundered. Were they bold and dashing, scurvy and villainous, or desperate and dirty? Come aboard as we

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19 Jun

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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]

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Capturing (Difficult) Truth in Memoir

If life is a puzzle and if each of us represents one small piece of this puzzle, then we owe it to life, we owe it to ourselves and most importantly we owe it to each other to capture the colours and contours of our life. When we write the truth – even the most difficult truth and especially the most difficult truth – we give a gift to ourselves... [More]

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Perfect Punctuation: Commas, Colons and Co.

Become au fait with the full stop, comma, question mark, colon, semi-colon, dash, apostrophe, hyphen, ellipsis, exclamation mark and solidus, along with their partnered comrades: quotation marks, parentheses, brackets and braces – and for extra fun, learn the three ways to set up a bulleted list, better known as dot points! Punctuation is the key... [More]

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The A to Z of Creative Writing

Whatever you’re writing – a letter to the editor, a speech, poetry, prose, memoir, fact or fiction – your words will resonate more with an audience when generated from a creative space. Some people are born with this creative flair but it can be taught and it’s never too late to learn. DELIVERY MODE Online COURSE OUTLINE Cross-check the ABCs of... [More]

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The Great Diarists

A look at some of the greatest diarists of the English language. From the Restoration minutiae of Samuel Pepys to the outrageous personal confessions of Anais Nin, we delve into how diarists have preserved a slice of history and also maintained an ancient literary form. Truth, genius and the infinite complexities of personal relationship are all... [More]

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