Courses – Fall 2022 / Literature


The courses listed below, in the general area of literature, are currently offered at Quest.

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CONTEMPORARY POETRY

Coordinators: Martha Drezin Frieda Lipp

Contemporary poetry enriches the lives of its readers. Participants are invited to email coordinators their favorite poems several days ahead of class, so we can create a packet to distribute.

CONTEMPORARY SHORT STORIES

Coordinators: Nancy Richardson, Mary Buchwald, Frieda Lipp

At each session, one or two class members present background and other information about a story they have selected, followed by a lively class discussion.

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

Coordinators: Helen Saffran, Judy Hampson, Donna Ramer

Workshop your writing in a warm and supportive setting. We welcome all genres, from prose and poetry to script writing, fiction, even op-eds. Participate in class writing exercises and discuss writing approaches and styles.

FASCINATING NONFICTION

Coordinators: Harriet Finkelstein, Bob Reiss, Ruth Ward

At each session the presenter will tell you about a book you always wanted to read or about a book you never heard of but will be glad that you now have.

GREAT CONVERSATIONS

Coordinators: Jane Lubin, Larry Shapiro

Great Conversations offers works by both contemporary and classic authors across many genres and disciplines, ideal for promoting discussion among readers.

HUCKLEBERRY FINN

Coordinators: Lynnel Garabedian, Sandy Kessler

All American Literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. Ernest Hemingway famously declared in 1935. “It’s the best book we’ve had.”

POETS’ WORKSHOP

Coordinators: Judy Winn, Judy Hampson, Helen Saffran

The focus is on reading aloud and sharing your own poems in a supportive environment, where you’ll get detailed feedback.

READING EDITH WHARTON

Coordinators: Patricia Geehr, Arlene Curinga

We will read The Custom of the Country, published in 1913 after The House of Mirth (1905) and before The Age of Innocence (1920).

SHAKESPEARE

Coordinators: Roy Clary, Jim Brook

The class will read aloud and discuss the play Richard II.