OSHR 1378 - Explore Place in Words, Inspired by Willa Cather

  • Noncredit
  • Loveland

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

In this five-week class, we will consider Willa Cather’s My Antonia, along with some of her shorter works, and use these classic pieces of literature as inspiration to write about place.

Place is important to us all, whether it is a town, a swimming pool, a coffee shop, a saddle high atop a horse, or the land itself. We will discuss styles to write about place using poetry and prose in a way that can make your experience come alive. This class will meet during an art exhibit at the Loveland Museum & Gallery that features breathtaking paintings of Willa Cather’s country done by Richard Schilling. In one session held at the museum, Richard Schilling will share with the class his inspiration for this series and describe the creation of the paintings in the exhibit.

New writers are welcome!

Readings: Cather, Willa. My Antonia. With a Foreword by
Kathleen Norris. ISBN: 978 0385755143.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.