Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

To Everything There is a Season: The Art of Biblical Poetry


Price for Members: $85
Price for Non-Members: $127
Date/Time: Thu. Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, & 10   10:00 – 12:00
Instructor: Jannie Dresser, MFA, English and Creative Writing, Mills College
Location: Online

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Course Description

Many of us, knowingly or not, quote from the Bible every day. With its earthy imagery, striking metaphors, use of parallelism, and metaphysical aspirations, the Bible inspired much of Western literature. This course will focus on Biblical works in English, including the Song of Songs, some of the Psalms, Ecclesiastes, the Sermon on the Mount, and Revelations. Ms. Dresser will provide context and interpretations of these important texts based on her own studies of the Torah, Biblical literature, and the links of both to secular literature and everyday speech. For those who enjoy writing, the class will also provide writing exercises these readings might inspire. Here’s a heady mix OLLIites. Come sample it!



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Jannie M. Dresser, MFA, English and creative writing, Mills College

Event Details

Date: 2022-02-03

Start time: 10:00 a.m.

End time: 12:00 p.m.



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