Join us for part three of a deep dive into the fictional oeuvre of the Lorain native and Nobel Prize-winning author that provides participants four weeks of preparation for each session due to the dense nature and intricate artistry of Morrison’s prose. Explore the work of a local hero and one of the greatest writers of all time.
September 19: Paradise
October 17: Love
November 21: A Mercy
December 19: Home & God Help the Child
Reader series classes take you on a deep dive into specific topic or author to gain a more advanced understanding of literature and the world. Experienced instructors will provide history, context, and analysis, and guide in-depth discussion that will help make you an instant expert in a single subject or author’s body of work. Each participant can decide how they choose to engage with the classes. You can read the books ahead of time, read them as the class progresses, or read them after the class has concluded. No matter your level of prior knowledge, you will receive a wealth of materials and insights in a condensed period, like a masterclass or a great course, only right here in Cleveland.
This class will meet remotely on the third Saturday of each month from 10am-12pm using Zoom video conferencing. All you need is a good internet connection and a computer or smartphone with a camera and microphone.
Michelle R. Smith is a writer, blogger, educator, and cultural facilitator working out of Twinsburg. She is the author of the poetry collection Ariel in Black (Guide to Kulchur Press), and her work has been published in poemmemoirstory, Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism, and The Normal School. She is the creator of BLAX MUSEUM, an annual performance showcase dedicated to honoring notable black figures in American history and culture.