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  • Skirball Book Groups

    Skirball Book Groups: From Rags to Riches and Riches to Rags

    Choose from four groups.

    $150 General; $125 Members

    Under the direction of a professional book group facilitator, participants examine the book together, analyzing characters, themes, and motifs and learning about the author’s background. Expect lively, interactive classes. Discussion questions are distributed in advance of each class session. Participants must read the book prior to each session. GROUP 1: Tuesdays

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  • Drawing and Meditative Mindfulness

    Drawing and Meditative Mindfulness

    Tuesdays, June 6–July 18, except July 4, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (6 sessions)

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    In this class, offered in partnership with Otis College of Art and Design, cultivate a meditative state of mind while developing the formal techniques of drawing. Current research in neuroscience has demonstrated that the practice of meditative mindfulness can sharpen perception, creativity, and intuition and increase attention and nonjudgmental awareness—all skills also honed through drawing.

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    Forays into Fiction

    Tuesdays, June 6–July 11, except July 4, 7:00–10:00 p.m. (5 sessions)

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    Make forays into the world of fiction and create compelling stories. Examining the elements of micro fiction, the short story, novella, and novel, acquire skills to establish point of view, render complex characters, envision setting, write believable dialogue, and weave a plot that urges the reader to turn the page. This dynamic class focuses on finding your voice, stoking your imagination, and developing underlying themes.

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