Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Sonnets for Seniors


Price for Members: $48
Price for Non-Members: $72
Date/Time: Wednesdays, October 16, 23 & 30; November 6, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Laura Bernell, M.A. literature, Santa Clara University
Location: Concord Campus

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Course Description

Ms. Bernell asks us to recall Shakespeare’s words, “When to the sessions of sweet silent thought/I summon up remembrance of things past/I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought.” It’s a reminder that poets often speak wisely, tenderly, humorously, spiritually, and pragmatically about the later season of life. OLLI and Ms. Bernell offer you a guided tour through poetic humor, wisdom, and clever ruminations on the subject of aging. The journey is a far one, starting with Shakespeare and ranging up to the poems of America’s Poet Laureate, Billy Collins. With the help of such poets, it’s time to laugh, discuss, be inspired, and reflect together on the journey we all take.


Event Details

Date: 2019-10-16

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord


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