Cape Cod’s unique sense of place as inspiration for women writers is the core of this course. How powerful to live on Cape Cod and experience a unique sense of place this spit of land, sea and sky. In this course we will look at the lives and writings of Mary Oliver and Anne D. LeClaire as Cape Cod has inspired and challenged their creativity. The course is centered on the themes of nature, specific senses of place, solitude, creativity, and living deeply.
Ellen Duzak is a retired Professor of Psychology from Becker College. Her favorite sunrise walk on Cape Cod is at Nauset Beach in Orleans with the seals and seagulls as companions.
Long Life by Mary Oliver. Da Capo Press. ISBN 978-0306814120.
Why I Wake Early, by Mary Oliver. Beacon Press. ISBN 978-0807068793.
Listening Below the Noise, by Anne D. LeClaire. Harper Perennial. ISBN 978-0061353369.
READING FOR THE FIRST CLASS: Start reading Long Life.
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609