OSHR 1390 - Journey through "People of the Book"

  • Noncredit

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.

You’ll never read a book the same way after taking this class. We’ll discuss the inner workings of People of the Book by Pulitzer Prize winner, Geraldine Brooks, and gain fresh insight into how an author builds suspense or pulls readers into stories. We’ll uncover the "secret weapons" writers’ use, the unique voices they create, and the techniques they employ for dialogue and characterization.

A great class for anyone who loves to read or is interested in becoming a better writer. Just be warned: Books get heavier when you read them not only for pleasure, but also for their guts.

Recommended Reading: Brooks, Geraldine, People of the Book, ISBN 978-0-670-01821-5

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


Sara Hoffman

Sara Hoffman has been a writer for most of her life. She’s taught journalism and writing for 30 years at various institutions, including Colorado State University. She released her first novel, Finding Baby Ruth, in December 2016.