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Adult Education Series: Writing Memoir

Class Schedule: Thursdays – Sept. 10, Sept. 17 & Sept. 24 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

This three-session virtual course provides attendees with an introduction to basic modes for telling the stories of their lives. Working in a supportive workshop setting, students will enjoy engaging, wide-ranging discussion about the joys and challenges of bringing their memories to life. Instructor: Mike Farragher, Monmouth University alumnus and author of numerous works of fiction and memoir.

Whether you have dreams of being a bestselling author or you’re committed to creating your life story as an heirloom for future generations of your family, memoir writing can be a rewarding endeavor to help make sense of your life journey.

If you’ve ever said aloud, “I should write a book someday,” but didn’t know where to begin, this course will get you on the road to fulfilling that creative dream.

This course will explore how to get started, tools to overcome lack of confidence and overwhelm, provide creative writing prompts, and instill a disciplined process essential for success that has produced proven results for unknown and known authors alike.

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.

Life Is What Happens: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy

In this interactive, multimedia talk, Kenneth Womack traces the story behind John Lennon’s remarkable 1980 comeback album with wife Yoko Ono. In this virtual event, Womack explores the powerful, life-affirming story of the former Beatle’s renaissance after five years of self-imposed retirement. Lennon’s final pivotal year would climax in several moments of creative triumph as he rediscovered his artistic self in dramatic fashion. Womack’s presentation is drawn from his forthcoming book John Lennon 1980: The Last Days in the Life.

Kenneth Womack is one of the world’s foremost writers and thinkers about the Beatles. In addition to such titles as Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles (2007) and The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four (2014), he is the author of a two-volume biography of the life and work of Beatles producer George Martin, including Maximum Volume (2017) and Sound Pictures (2018). His latest work, Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and the End of the Beatles (2019), was feted as the go-to book by the Los Angeles Times for readers interested in learning about the band’s swan song.

When you register you will be provided the ZOOM meeting link.

MR. RAY – MUSIC FOR LITTLE PEOPLE LIVE VIRTUAL CONCERT

Music for kids that INSPIRES, CHALLENGES…and ROCKS!

Join us for a special virtual concert with Mr. Ray! Positive, inspiring songs & interactive performances with a message of kindness, respect & social/emotional awareness for children Pre-K to 3rd grade. When you REGISTER you will be provided the Zoom link to join the concert.

Virtual Living Room Concert Series – Stay Safe, Stay at Home – Volume 3

Monmouth University Center for the Arts is proud to present the third installment of our Virtual Living Room Concert Series – Stay Safe, Stay at Home featuring some of your favorite singers, songwriters, poets and musicians from the Jersey Shore and beyond!

The concert will premiere on the Center for the Arts YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/4GdmUciSoUo on August 14, 2020 at 8 PM with a live chat from some of the performers and will be available to stream on the channel anytime afterward.

This living room concert features: Geoff Sewell, Dr. King, Matt O’Ree and Eryn, Lisa Lowell, Steve Conte, Ray Andersen, Sutton Thomas, Rosemary Conte, Michael Waters, and GennaRose Nethercott

The concert is directed by Monmouth University Alumnus Tom Parr ’85  and sponsored in part by Riptide records.

VIRTUAL TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: John Lennon: Double Fantasy

We have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation.
 
CLICK HERE for more information on how to use zoom
 
It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature John Lennon: Double Fantasy
 
Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

VIRTUAL TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Joni Mitchell: Blue

We have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. CLICK HERE for more information on how to use ZOOM.
 
It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Joni Mitchell: Blue

Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

VIRTUAL TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life

We have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. CLICK HERE for more information on how to use ZOOM.

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life.

Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

VIRTUAL TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Bruce Springsteen: The River

We have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. CLICK HERE for more information on how to use zoom

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Bruce Springsteen: The River

Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club – American Dirt

Join us for Tuesday Night Book Club! Hosted by Monmouth University’s Ken Womack and Michael Thomas, each month we’ll explore a different novel. All you have to do is Zoom in and join the discussion!

This month’s novel is Jeanine Cummins’s American Dirt. A #1 New York Times Bestseller and an Oprah’s Book Club Pick, American Dirt is already being hailed as “a Grapes of Wrath for our times” and “a new American classic.” Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia—trains that make their way north toward the United States. Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to? Jeanine Cummins’s American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.

When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation.