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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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The Longest Journey: Dante's Divine Comedy Paradiso

Dante’s epic journey through hell, purgatory and paradise takes him through regions where good and evil, the vices and virtues, and ultimately happiness and flourishing, are vividly and memorably invoked, represented and described. We examine the central questions, ideas and concerns; Dante's extensive literary, philosophical and religious debts... [More]
$113 Limited / $102

<p>Dante’s epic journey through hell, purgatory and paradise takes him through regions where good and evil, the vices and virtues, and ultimately happiness and flourishing, are vividly and memorably

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20 Aug

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Pan's Gift of Forgetting - Kenneth Grahame and 'The Wind in the Willows'

Kenneth Grahame never imagined he was writing a masterpiece when he created The Wind in the Willows. This talk looks at his odd and interesting life and work and examines some of the more esoteric secrets of his most beloved book. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face SUGGESTED READING The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame Among the Bohemians, Virginia... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>Kenneth Grahame never imagined he was writing a masterpiece when he created <em>The Wind in the Willows</em>. This talk looks at his odd and interesting life and work and examines some of the more

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02 Sep

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The Kalevala and The Nibelungenlied: Epics of the North

From ancient folktales and myths, The Kalevala in Finland, and The Nibelungenlied in Germany were compiled and written down to form national epics with profound cultural power in each country. Explore the origins, stories, characters, meanings, values, and significance of these epics as well as looking at some of the adaptations that have been... [More]
$67 Limited

<p>From ancient folktales and myths, The Kalevala in Finland, and The Nibelungenlied in Germany were compiled and written down to form national epics with profound cultural power in each country.

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10 Sep

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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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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]

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Writers' Monthly Meet-Ups

In order to write their best work, most writers need a regular deadline and constructive feedback. To facilitate this process, the Writers' Monthly Meet-ups will provide a series of three monthly meetings. The meet-ups are open to amateur and professional writers of all forms of writing – poetry, plays, scripts, memoir, short or long fiction or... [More]

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Turning Memories into Memoir

Do you have a lifetime of stories to tell, but don’t know where to start? Learn how to turn memories into memoir by accessing your authentic writer’s voice and bringing to the page the stories and characters you know so well. Using meditative writing techniques Jan will take you deep into sense memory, where you can discover how to create the... [More]

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Writing Your Travels

How can you turn memorable travel experiences into the written word? Traveller and author Jan Cornall has been writing memoir, short stories and articles for a number of years based on her travels in SE Asia. Whether you want to write in the short or long form, in this workshop she will show you how to use the literary techniques of creative... [More]

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