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SU at the Beach

Lifelong Learning on the Eastern Shore

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The Center for Extended & Lifelong Learning at Salisbury University and Ocean Pines Association have teamed up to bring SU to the Shore! Stay updated on upcoming classes and events by signing up for our newsletter.

We're excited to offer these lifelong learning classes, and hope you will enjoy them!



Writing Your Memoir: From Draft to Craft

with Emily Rich

This six-week class begins on Thursday, February 15 from 9 - 10:30 am.
$60. Ocean Pines Community Center

Join us for a Lighthouse Literary Guild six-week writing course offered by Emily Rich, Executive Editor of The Delmarva Review. Having a great story is just the first step to writing a compelling piece of memoir. In this class, we will explore what takes a piece of personal writing “from draft to craft,” looking at elements such as character development, incorporating sensory detail, and writing in scenes. We will focus on the importance of taking a story that’s true and connecting it, as Cheryl Strayed says, “to the greater, grander truth.” In addition to workshopping each others’ writing, participants will read essays on craft and sample works of successful memoirists. When the course is over, participants will come away with an appreciation of what makes a piece of memoir stand out and appeal to an audience beyond themselves.

Emily Rich Emily Rich is the Editor of Delmarva Review. She writes mainly memoir and essay. Her work has been published in a number of small presses including Little Patuxent Review, r.kv.ry, Delmarva Review the Pinch and Hippocampus. Her essays have been listed as notables in Best American Essays 2014 and 2015. Her story "Black Market Pall Malls" won the Biostories 2015 War and Peace essay contest.

 

Emily Rich is the Editor of Delmarva Review. She writes mainly memoir and essay. Her work has been published in a number of small presses including Little Patuxent Review, r.kv.ry, Delmarva Review the Pinch and Hippocampus. Her essays have been listed as notables in Best American Essays 2014 and 2015. Her story "Black Market Pall Malls" won the Biostories 2015 War and Peace essay contest.

 

 



Creativity and the Craft of Writing

with Fran Severn-Levy

This six-week class begins on Tuesday, February 13 from 9 - 10:30 am
$60. Ocean Pines Community Center

Want to recharge your creative energies in the New Year? Join us for a Lighthouse Literary Guild adventure in creativity. During the six week course Fran Severn will lead an exploration of that nebulous concept. We’ll share what makes us feel creative, what keeps us from tapping into our creative side, and how to activate our imaginations. Be ready for real world examples of creativity to start brainstorming and play with thinking “5 degrees off center line.”

Fran Severn-Levy loves to play with words and images. Her sense of wanderlust and curiosity is seen in over 200 published articles on subjects ranging from the National Scrabble Championship, participating in medical clinical trials, a school for butlers in London, and training horses for Civil War reenactors. She’s the author of “Art Drives on Delmarva” a guide to galleries and art venues in the region. She lives in Salisbury with her husband, three dogs, and two horses.

 



 

Beyond the Box Scores: Current Issues in Sports Communication 

with Dr. David Burns

Wednesdays from 4 - 5:30 pm
Ocean Pines Community Center
Meets March 14 & 18, April 4, 18 & 25 and May 9

 
Join Dr. David Burns, Salisbury University Associate Professor of JournalismSport can connect a country and the world in unique ways. Although sport is big business it also has always served as a cultural platform for social change. This course covers today’s social issues through a sports lens. Topics include, NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, pro players and traumatic brain injury, controversial team names and mascots and gambling and fantasy sports, to name a few.

Dr. Burns has worked for CNN and NBC News, in both permanent and freelance capacities, as a videotape editor and field camera operator in the United States and abroad. While living outside the US, he worked as a technology correspondent for the IDG Wire Service and for a Polish business and finance weekly newspaper.  He has taught new media courses to students and professional journalism workshops to media professionals in the United States, Poland, Russia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Afghanistan.

Burns is a past president of the Society of Professional Journalists Maryland Professional Chapter.  His research interests involve the media-politics linkage.  His doctoral dissertation examined the role of the Catholic Church in the development of the Polish media landscape during the transition from communism to capitalism.

He is currently writing and editing a sports communication textbook entitled, You Make the Call: Case Studies in Sport Communication (Routledge) due out in summer 2018.

 

 



SU Faculty Lecture Series: Exploring the Humanities

 

Fridays from 3 – 4:30 pm
Beginning January 19 through March 23
Ocean Pines Community Center

SU Faculty will lecture each week on their topics of expertise, in the arts, history, environmental studies, music, literature and so much more.

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