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How do you write a consoling letter to a loved one that will be delivered to them after  your time on earth has passed? You may already have a current Will or Trust, the next step is to leave a letter that will comfort someone who loves you and will grieve deeply for your passing.  Explore a set of suggestions about the content and give your loved one something that will be helpful during their healing process. Come away with potentially the most significant, meaningful, and heartfelt letter that you have ever written.

157206

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $24.00

Instructor : Marilee Zdenek 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (5/19/2017-5/26/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  06



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Celebrated Italian writer Elena Ferrante recently caught the world's attention with her novels about growing up in the slums of Naples. Praised around the globe for their gritty realism, the books have brought Ferrante fame and fortune... but no one knows who she is! Take an unforgettable journey back to postwar Italy as we unravel the mystery of the woman who many are calling 'the world's foremost modern writer'.          

157204

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $60.00

Instructor : Ross Robins 

Instructional Method: ClassRoom

Weekly - Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (6/15/2017-7/13/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  06

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Become a more avid, savvy reader of fiction by learning how to 'close-read.' Through classroom readings, lecture, and discussion, you will understand the dynamics of fiction and how they apply to your life. Fiction reveals relationships between people and people's relationships to the world. Fiction often gives a clearer view of its times than contemporary news reports of history. As you learn what to look for in your reading, your pleasure and confidence in your literary judgment will grow with every page you turn.

157169

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $180.00

Instructor : Shelly Lowenkopf 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1/17/2017-5/2/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  06



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Become a more avid, savvy reader of fiction by learning how to 'close-read.' Through classroom readings, lecture, and discussion, you will understand the dynamics of fiction and how they apply to your life. Fiction reveals relationships between people and people's relationships to the world. Fiction often gives a clearer view of its times than contemporary news reports of history. As you learn what to look for in your reading, your pleasure and confidence in your literary judgment will grow with every page you turn.

157169

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $132.00

Instructor : Shelly Lowenkopf 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (5/16/2017-8/1/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  06

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Effective, publishable fiction requires intriguing characters, a good story line, a compelling narrative voice, convincing dialogue, energetic pace, palpable mood, and a strong relationship to contemporary life. Easy to prescribe but difficult to achieve, the necessary skills can be taught. This class, presented by a longtime editor and writer, provides instruction in the vital techniques, an arena for practicing them until those skills are mastered, and demonstrable ways for the student to develop an individual narrative voice.

157171

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $144.00

Instructor : Shelly Lowenkopf 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Wed 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM (5/17/2017-8/2/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  20



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For many storytellers, the short story is a distinct and satisfying narrative form, its major thrust being a result that can be read in one sitting.  Other writers see it as a building block for the longer, more inclusive structure, the novel.  Each approach has brought memorable work into being.  Discover the evolution of the short story while writing your own stand-alone narratives, and explore ways to build the kinds of related series we think of as the novel. Come away with a matrix for examining and developing individual narrative voice.

151351

03

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $180.00

Instructor : Shelly Lowenkopf 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Thu 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM (1/19/2017-5/4/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  03



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Titles, anthologized for each term, include contemporary and classic short stories from the U.S., Britain, the European continent, Africa, Latin America, Japan, India, Israel, China and other nations. Students pursue a close reading of texts paying sustained attention to the characters, plot, style, images, metaphors, patterns, and themes that carry the story forward and engage in an interpretive immersion that transforms attention into deeper thought and comprehension. This fusion generally results in a cohesive sense of the whole.

157168

02

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $60.00

Instructor : Mark Ferrer 

Instructional Method: Lecture

Weekly - Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (4/7/2017-5/5/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  03



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Titles, anthologized for each term, include contemporary and classic short stories from the U.S., Britain, the European continent, Africa, Latin America, Japan, India, Israel, China and other nations. Students pursue a close reading of texts paying sustained attention to the characters, plot, style, images, metaphors, patterns, and themes that carry the story forward and engage in an interpretive immersion that transforms attention into deeper thought and comprehension. This fusion generally results in a cohesive sense of the whole.

157168

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $144.00

Instructor : Mark Ferrer 

Instructional Method: Lecture

Weekly - Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (5/19/2017-8/4/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  03



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Do you love opera but wonder about those wacky plots? There is a surprising history to the greatest musical stories we have, often starting from an ancient tale. Follow the transformation as the story is retold through the ages, from the Greeks and Romans to Shakespeare and on to Verdi and company. Opera will never be the same as you see the reshaping of a plot into operatic spectacle and gain a new appreciation for the literary roots of this dynamic art form. Walk away 'in the know' about the plots and gain an even greater appreciation for this extraordinary art form.      

157202

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $72.00

Instructor : Ross Robins 

Instructional Method: Lecture

Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (6/1/2017-7/6/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  03



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Whether you fear or love poetry, this class is for you. Live poetry through this enlivening and thought-provoking class. The goal is not to define the 'right' interpretation but to provide a receptivity and openness to all mindful ideas and contributions. In an accepting environment, share your passion for poetry. Make poetry a part of your everyday life and share in the company of fellow kindred spirits.

157201

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $60.00

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.David Richo  2.Mark Ferrer 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (4/6/2017-5/4/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  03



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Whether you fear or love poetry, this class is for you. Live poetry through this enlivening and thought-provoking class. The goal is not to define the 'right' interpretation but to provide a receptivity and openness to all mindful ideas and contributions. In an accepting environment, share your passion for poetry. Make poetry a part of your everyday life and share in the company of fellow kindred spirits.

157201

01

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $129.00

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.David Richo  2.Mark Ferrer 

Instructional Method: Combo Lecture/Lab

Weekly - Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (5/25/2017-8/3/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  03



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Shakespeare 

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There are more Google pages devoted to Shakespeare than to God. Experience the Bard through close reading and open discussion.  Discover the meaning of, and questions arising from, the brilliant lines of each play we read while discussing the plot, characters, themes, point of views, and settings. Analyze the effect of words, ambiguity, irony, paradox, images, metaphors, patterns, and cadences in each work. Explore the effect on the reader of portrayal of culture and values. The Bard keeps getting better.

151332

02

Materials Cost: $0.00

Class Cost: $48.00

Instructor : Mark Ferrer 

Instructional Method: Lecture

Weekly - Mon 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (4/10/2017-5/1/2017)

Location : Santa Barbara, Schott Campus Location : 
  Santa Barbara, Schott Campus.

Room :  03

Please read: Reading: Coriolanus



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