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 LeClaire as Cape Cod has inspired and challenged their creativity. This course is centered on the themes of nature, specific senses of place, solitude, creativity, and living deeply.
INSTRUCTOR: Ellen Duzak is retired from Becker College where she was a psychology Professor. Her favorite sunrise walk on Cape Cod is Nauset beach with the seals and seagulls as companions.
REQUIRED BOOKS: Long Life by Mary Oliver. Da Capo Press. ISBN# 9780306814129. Why I Wake Early, by Mary Oliver. Beacon Press. ISBN: 9780807068793. Listening Below the Noise, by Anne LeClaire. Harper Perennial. ISBN: 978-0061353369.
READING FOR THE FIRST CLASS: Start reading Long Life.
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)
Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609