We will begin the new year with great short stories, poems, and excerpts from longer literary masterpieces. We will pay attention to structure, characterization, imagery, and themes therein, and we’ll discuss what these works evoke in our own lived experience, our memories, and our dreams. Some of the writers we’ll encounter are Welty, Crane, Fitzgerald, Heaney, Kunitz, Olds, Gaimon, O’Connor, Baldwin, Gallagher and Carver. We will have a small party during the final class session. Please bring something to share that day. For some of Don’s essays, poems, and favorite quotations, visit www.donforan.webs.com. These may help your exploration of stories, plays, or poems we encounter. General Public/Members: $88/$82 Eight Sessions
Your Teacher: Don Foran earned his PhD in English at the University of Southern California and a postdoctoral MA in Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. He recently retired from 40 years of teaching literature and creative writing.