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Literature and Writing

Discover beauty in poetry, passion in drama and thought-provoking ideas in novels. Be stirred by the poets Milton, Whitman and Wright; be moved by the dramatists Shakespeare, Miller and Hugo and be inspired by authors Kafka, Dostoyevsky and Marques. Read and imagine, then imagine and write. Let your inner voice speak out guided in one of our exceptional writing classes. Immerse yourself in the glory of literature.


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$33 Limited inc GST

Joseph Conrad - Master Mariner and Master Storyteller

<p>This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the death of Joseph Conrad. In his early life, Conrad spent a period as the First Mate on a trading ship that sailed regularly from Singapore to East Borneo

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$43 Limited inc GST

Joseph Conrad - Master Mariner and Master Storyteller

<p>This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the death of Joseph Conrad. In his early life, Conrad spent a period as the First Mate on a trading ship that sailed regularly from Singapore to East Borneo

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$120 Limited inc GST / $108

Writing Memoir

<p>Some of the most popular and engaging works of literature come from the genre of memoir. There are those that look at innocence in wartime, like <em>The Diary of a Young Girl</em> by Anne Frank,

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$43 Limited inc GST

Into Tolkien's Old Forest

<p>J.R.R Tolkien’s unique imagination, combined with his study of language, narrative, and history, enabled him to write the classic The Lord of the Rings. In this course, we look at the world he

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$120 Limited inc GST / $108

The Longest Journey: Huxley's Brave New World

<p>Like “1984”, Huxley's masterpiece is prophetic in many respects. We examine its key ideas, and its ongoing influence on utopian and dystopian narratives, as well as its enduring and prescient

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$158 Limited inc GST / $142

Lunchtime Movie Speeches - Serving up one great speech per week

<p>The best movie speeches captivate our minds and hearts to make us weep, laugh and think. Each week, explore one great speech and the character who moves us. We will unpack the context of speech

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$158 Limited inc GST / $142

Lunchtime Movie Speeches - Serving up one great speech per week

<p>The best movie speeches captivate our minds and hearts to make us weep, laugh and think. Each week, explore one great speech and the character who moves us. We will unpack the context of speech

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$293 Limited inc GST / $264

Simone de Beauvoir & Sartre

<p>The course will cover de Beauvoir’s philosophical Existentialism and her many novels. We will compare and contrast her form of Existentialism to Jean-Paul Sartre, her longtime friend, lover and

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$252 Limited inc GST / $227

Continuing Cross-Cultural Literature

<p>People who are fascinated by different cultures and love reading fiction will be able to combine their interests by participating in this course. We study various themes within short stories and

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$72 Limited inc GST

Crime Doesn't Pay - Except in Literature!

<p>The first literary mystery, Oedipus Rex, may have been written in 429 BCE but the earliest law code appeared about 1600 years earlier in Sumeria. From the ancient world on we can follow the twin

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$72 Limited inc GST

Crime Doesn't Pay - Except in Literature!

<p>The first literary mystery, Oedipus Rex, may have been written in 429 BCE but the earliest law code appeared about 1600 years earlier in Sumeria. From the ancient world on we can follow the twin

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F2F ONL

Available Classes

$43 Limited inc GST

Gilgamesh - An Epic Story

<p>The Epic of Gilgamesh tells the story of King Gilgamesh, a powerful and arrogant ruler who embarks on a journey to find the secret of immortality after the death of his best friend, Enkidu. He

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$43 Limited inc GST

Gilgamesh - An Epic Story

<p>The Epic of Gilgamesh tells the story of King Gilgamesh, a powerful and arrogant ruler who embarks on a journey to find the secret of immortality after the death of his best friend, Enkidu. He

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F2F ONL

Available Classes

$180 Limited inc GST / $162

Literature and Ballet in Eighteenth-Century England

<p>The eighteenth century was a vibrant period in European history, especially in terms of its literature and ballet. An era of firsts, it saw the birth of the English novel, the first daily newspaper

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