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Songwriting: Unlocking Your Creativity

Virtual

This three session virtual course, taught by Jay Sweet, provides participants with techniques to help give directions and creative elements that will help unlock the potential of active and aspiring songwriters. The workshop will also provide a supportive outlet for those songwriters looking to share their works for evaluation or for those looking to learn from others’ processes.

$50 (for three sessions)

Virtual Tuesday Night Record Club: Depeche Mode: Violator

Virtual

When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. 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 Depeche Mode: Violator.

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

Understanding Climate Change

Virtual

In this three-session virtual course taught by Heide Estes, students will learn about the nature of climate change and its evolving effects on humankind and the future of planet earth. Students will discuss powerful ways in which we can stem the tide of climate change on personal, local, and national levels.

$50 (for three sessions)

Virtual Tuesday Night Record Club: Paul Simon: Graceland

Virtual

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. 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 featuring Paul Simon's Graceland will be hosted by Monmouth University Professor Meghan Hynson and is cosponsored by the Institute for Global Understanding.

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

Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club: Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Daisy Jones and the Six

Virtual

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 Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Daisy Jones and the Six. A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

Free and open to the public, but registration is required

Poetry Appreciation

Virtual

This three-session virtual course, taught by Michael Thomas, provides attendees with an introduction to the craft of poetry, while also carefully considering poems that have been deeply meaningful to our lives.

$50 (for three sessions)