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Modern Art & Ideas

Mondays, September 11 through October 2
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.   
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Facilitated by Patricia Moore, Monday Scholars is a weekly series that meets in the library’s Jamie Gagarin Community Room. It’s the best of online learning and classroom discussion. Each week, a new lecture topic is watched and then discussed by all who attend. All you need to do is come ready to engage your mind and participate in the discussion. Registration Required. 

About the Course:
In Modern Art and Ideas, we will learn about modern and contemporary art. Themes can provide an effective structure for engaging with art. We will explore four themes that educators at The Museum of Modern Art use frequently in their teaching: Places & Spaces, Art & Identity, Transforming Everyday Objects, and Art & Society. We will explore the content and context of works of art in MoMA’s collection through a variety of accessible and relevant themes and hear directly from artists about their ideas and processes.

About the Professor:
Lisa Mazzola is the Assistant Director of School and Teacher Programs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. She has also taught in an adjunct capacity for NYU and Columbia Teacher’s College in their Arts Administration and Arts Education masters programs. Prior to her work at MoMA, Lisa coordinated gallery education and special projects at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution in New York City and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

 




Creative Writing: The Craft of Plot

Mondays, October 16 through November 6
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.   
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Facilitated by Patricia Moore, Monday Scholars is a weekly series that meets in the library’s Jamie Gagarin Community Room. It’s the best of online learning and classroom discussion. Each week, a new lecture topic is watched and then discussed by all who attend. All you need to do is come ready to engage your mind and participate in the discussion. Registration Required. 

About the Course:
Each week, we will watch a 10-minute lecture that includes a writing prompt based on the creative writing topic covered. We will then write for 30-minutes and then share and discuss our writing samples with the group. 

In this course aspiring writers will be introduced to perhaps the most elemental and often the most challenging element of story: plot. We will learn what keeps it moving, how it manipulates our feelings, expectations, and desires. We will examine the choices storytellers make to snag our imaginations, drag them into a fictional world, and keep them there. We will learn how to outline and structure a plot, discuss narrative arc, pacing and reversals and reveal the inevitable surprise: connecting the beginning, middle and end. 

About the Professor:
Brando Skyhorse is a Visiting Writer at Wesleyan. His debut novel, The Madonnas of Echo Park, received the 2011 PEN/Hemingway Award and the Sue Kaufman Award for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has been awarded fellowships at Ucross; Can Serrat, Spain; and was the 2014-2015 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-In-Washington at George Washington University. 


 

 

 

 

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