If you are looking for a recording of the one of the completed courses from Winter-Spring 2021, click below.
Recordings are available thru May.
with Linda F. Earls
What can we discern from a Civil War soldier’s letter home? What does his diction and careful phrasing suggest? What can we infer from what he has omitted? What does his tone tell us? Can the length of his letter reveal anything to us? These sessions will examine several authentic letters written from Union soldiers from the 1st Connecticut Artillery, the 50th Massachusetts Infantry, the 6th Ohio Light Artillery, the 12th Indiana Calvary, the 151st New York Infantry, the 203rd Pennsylvania Infantry, the 134th Maryland Regiment and several other units. In addition, we will decode the content and handwriting of letters from several Confederate enlisted men and officers. Learn how to become a detective and decode historical memorabilia for more than surface-level details. Be prepared for a lively and engaging session!
Choose between Live ZOOM Class Sessions or Recorded $20
Thursdays | May 13, 20 | 1:00-2:30 pm EST
with Lynn Randle
From the incessant sharing of selfies, to peeking at social media feeds while dining out, to walking down a street absorbed in a cell phone… we have all seen how shockingly quick social media has impacted the way we behave, think and react. We are living Gene Roddenberry’s imagination when he created Star Trek. In this conversation, Lynn will guide a discussion of the good and bad of social media and how history might look back upon these past decades. Beyond the purely social ramifications, what are the regulatory, political, and even geo-political concerns of the social media “wild west?” What will be Social Media’s legacy to future generations? A reading syllabus will be provided electronically to put everyone on the same page for this discussion.
Live ZOOM Class Session is Full. No Recording
-Enrollment in the Live ZOOM Option is Limited-
with Glory Aiken
Would you like to write about your life, your family and its unique history? The significance of particular events? Then join us as we continue our journey into the art of memoir writing. We will learn what memoir writing is all about from master class books, such as Stephen King’s, On Writing. Class participants will share 1-2 page stories with the group each week and have an opportunity to seek suggestions in a supportive environment. We will also discuss opportunities currently available to self-publish our memoirs.
Live ZOOM Class is Full. No Recording
Wednesdays | May 5, 12, 19 | 9:30-11:00 am EST