Literature and History
LH3 INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL with CRIME FICTION
Presenter: Merrilie Rowley 0400 268 214.
Venue: The Oak, 409 Mt Barker Rd Bridgewater
Day: 4th Monday of month (including public holidays)
Starts: 22nd February - 22nd November 2021
Time: 1.00 - 2.30pm
As we can't travel overseas in the normal way, it seems a good idea to travel in an armchair reading a detective story! The following crime fiction is a mixture of old and new writers. To simplify obtaining specific titles, Merrilie has indicated that you can choose any title in a particular series for some of the books.
Feb22 The Talented Mr Ripley - Patricia Highsmith
Mar 22 Farewell My Lovely - Raymond Chandler
Apr 26 Gorky Park - Martin Cruz Smith
May 24 The Poison Will Remain - Fred Vargas
Jun 28 Garenthill - Denise Mina
Jul 26 Any Inspector Ikmen Mystery
Aug 23 The Darkest Day - Haaken Nesser
Sept 27 Any Inspector Montalbano - Andrea Camilleri
Oct 25 Any Dr Siri Mystery - Colin Cotteril
Nov 22 Peace - Gary Disher
LH4 APPRECIATING POETRY
Presenter: Jackie Mussared Ph: 0417 842 694
Venue: Community Room, Coventry Library, Stirling
Starts: 3rd February – 1st December 2021
Time: 1.30 - 3.30 pm
Day: First and third Wednesday of the month
Do you find poetry a mystery but enjoy song lyrics & jingles? Come along and discover how straightforward poetry really is. Learn to appreciate it by studying the poets' techniques and the context in which it was written. A range of old and new poems are studied.
LH2 BOOK GROUP
Presenter: Merrilie Rowley 0400 268 214
Venue: The Oak, 409 Mt Barker Rd, Bridgewater
Starts: 8th Feb – 13th December 2021 (through school holidays)
Time: 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Date: 2nd Monday of the month incl. public holidays
We are a relaxed and enthusiastic group of readers who enjoy discussing our monthly book. The first book on the list will be read over the Christmas holidays in preparation for the first meeting in February. Members source their own books.
Feb 8 The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
Mar 8 The Little Red Shoes - Edna O'Brien
Apr 12 10 Minutes and 38 Seconds in this Strange World - Elif Shafak
May 10 This Sporting Life - David Storey
Jun 14 Waiting - Ha Jin
Jul 12 The Art of the Engine Driver - Steve Carroll
Semester 2 books in mid-year Program
LH9 WRITING CREATIVELY (ALDGATE)
Presenter: Tony Rogers
Venue: The Hut, 1 Euston Road, Aldgate
Day: Friday, weekly (excluding school holidays)
Starts: 5th February– 10th December 2021
Time: 10am - 12noon
Creative writing is a way of expressing yourself, entertaining others and of sharing one's experiences. You can pretend anything you want and help your readers do the same. If you have stories and ideas you would like to put on paper, come and get some hints - you may find it is more fun than you expected. If you are already a keen writer, then share your ideas. The course will be structured around participant's interests and needs.
LH5 AMERICAN LITERATURE
Presenter: Nina Chicco Ph: 8339 3775 0400 425 123
Venue: Coventry Library, Stirling
Day: Friday, fortnightly (excluding school holidays)
Starts: 5th Feb - 10th December 2020
Time: 2pm - 4pm
This is an extended course because of the interruption in 2020 due to Covid 19. We begin with The Great Gatsby and Catcher in the Rye. Other works will be chosen later on in the year. New members welcome!
LH6 AGATHA CHRISTIE, HER WRITING & BOOKS
Organiser: Susan Smalldon 0403 857 600
Presenter: David Kilner
Venue: Mt Barker Town Hall, Gawler Street
Day: Friday, 5th March (once only)
Time: 10.30 - 12.00 noon
David will talk about Agatha Christie's life as a writer - how she got her start, how she became famous, the tricks she used in her books and her favourite characters - Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple.
David is a published author with three crime novels to his credit: The Climate Change Murders, The Rock Art Murders and Death in the Crypt.