Literature and Drama
There are five book circles each meeting once a month.
This group complete short exercises as a session or homework to develop character, create dialogue, ideas for plot, or focus on memory as a basis for autobiography and fiction.
We follow a series of DVD lectures from The Great Courses series on the history of the English novel 1740-1920. After each lecture we discuss the novel (or novels) featured.
We meet to read a variety of plays together, from Shakespeare to modern. No acting talent is required.
The purpose of the group is simply to enjoy reading poetry (one or two members sometimes write their own) with comments perhaps, but no serious analysis.
A self-help group for anyone interested in learning more about the craft of writing poetry. Suitable for beginners and more experienced writers wishing to improve their knowledge and skills.
The charming village of Hampstead, on the edge of London with its open heath nearby, has been an attraction over the centuries for bohemian characters, adventurers, and the prosperous middle classes. This course will focus on a range of writers who have lived in Hampstead. Starting in October, this course is for one year.