Friday, September 9, 2011

Literary Arts Classes Available from Pia Villanueva-Pulido

Writing Reflections: Inspirations from the Harlem Renaissance”
Instructor: Pia Villanueva-Pulido

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Exploring the vibrant literary techniques of Harlem Renaissance writers (Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Anne Spencer, Zora Neale Hurston, Paul Laurence Dunbar, etc) participants will discover the purpose of poetry and prose to convey the prevalent social themes of this particular time period. Understanding that poetry comes in many forms (narrative, lyrical, sonnets, ballads), students will write poems and short narratives to help them deliver in-class lyrical reading performances, articulate poetry interpretation, and participate in group discussions. Harlem Renaissance artists, musicians, and writers will give participants the visual/auditory imagery and inspiration to compare and contrast the present social issues within their own experiences in their communities.

INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS:
At the end of the 6-week session, students will be able to:
Develop an appreciation for poetry
Understand different poetic forms and poetry writing skills
Interpret, compare, describe, and analyze poetry
Become acquainted with the works of various Harlem Renaissance writers
Become familiar with lyrical poetry and recognize the personal nature of the lyric
Enhance and foster creativity through literary arts
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