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“The Plays of Arthur Miller” class starts Wednesday, July 13

Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller

The plays of Arthur Miller continue to speak to audiences in strong and apt terms.  Such questions as “Is there such a thing as a tragedy of the common man?” or even “Is there such a thing as an American tragedy? still seek answers, and Miller’s plays abide as possible responses. 

This class will examine and discuss Miller’s four major plays — DEATH OF A SALESMAN, ALL MY SONS, THE CRUCIBLE, and AFTER THE FALL– in order to see what they have to say to us today on a variety of other subjects as well.  Through an examination of texts and films some powerful answers should emerge.

Date: Wednesday evenings 7/13-8/31 (8 classes)
Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location: Wilsonville Public Library
Fee: $35

Texts will be available for purchase at a discount.

Sign up by calling the library at 503-682-2744 or visiting the Circulation Desk.

Get your grants funded and your Shakespeare refreshed

Shakespeare

Writing grants and plays . . . I do believe plays are easier.

Learn about two distinct art forms – the funding grant and the play – with these free upcoming programs:

This Sunday, April 17, at 3:30 p.m. the Northwest Author Series presents “Fund Your Projects: Grant Writing for the Literary Artist” with author Gigi Rosenberg. Get tips for writing grants in this hands-on workshop. Cost is $5 at the door.

Then starting on Wednesday, April 20, Brush Up Your Shakespeare! Prof. John Ehrstine presents his annual Shakespeare class featuring plays being performed at this year’s Oregon Shakespeare Festival, including Julius Caesar, Measure for Measure, Henry IV Part Two, and Love’s Labors Lost. The class will meet for 8 Wednesday days, 6-7:30 p.m., from April 20 through June 8. Cost is $35. Texts are available for purchase at a discount.

For more information, contact the Library at 503-682-2744.

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“Fund Your Projects: Grant Writing for the Literary Artist”
Sunday, April 17
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Oak Room
$5 at the door

“Brush Up Your Shakespeare”
Wednesdays, April 20-June 8
6:00-7:30 p.m
Oak Room
$35 for the class series. Texts available for puchase at a discount.

Shakespeare class starts next Wed., April 20

Shakespeare

"But, for my own part, it was Greek to me."

Brush up your Shakespeare with this engaging class on the Bard!

Prof. John Ehrstine returns for this class featuring Shakespeare’s plays being performed at this year’s Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. Titles will include Julius Caesar, Measure for Measure, Henry IV Part Two, and Love’s Labors Lost.

The class is always popular and seating is limited, so register now! Cost is $35 for the 8-class series, with texts available for purchase at a discount.

Call the Library at 503-682-2744 or visit the Circulation Desk to register.

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Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Literary seminar
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, April 20 – June 8
Oak Room
$35.

Salinger literary seminar starts January 12

J.D. Salinger

J.D. Salinger

J.D. Salinger is best known for his novel The Catcher in the Rye - a popular work since its publication in 1951. Other than that novel, Salinger wrote only a handful of short stories and novellas, and stopped writing after 1965.

Is Salinger still worth reading? Was all of the excitement worth it? What made Salinger so popular so quickly? Does he still merit our attention?

Prof. John Ehrstine has no ready answers to these questions. Join him in discovering the answers by reading and discussing the small body of Salinger’s works over the eight weeks of this course.

Date: Wed. 1/12-3/2 (8 classes)
Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location: Wilsonville Public Library – Oak Room
Fee: $35.00. Texts will be available for purchase at a discount.

Sign up by calling the library at 503-682-2744 or visiting the Circulation Desk.