Authors, Humor and the English Language

Dates: November 9 - December 14, 2021

Meets: Tues. from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church

$75.00
OLLI Member: $75.00

OR

Enrollment requires a 2021 - 2022 OLLI at MSU Membership

Instructor Jo Anne Troxel will lead this discussion of how writers use humor, both light and dark, to enlighten our awareness of the human condition and culture. Participants will read authors well-known for their ability to make us smile and even laugh out loud, including Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Dorothy Parker and Garrison Keillor. Through understanding the techniques writers use -- exaggeration, irony, the absurd and farce --we can better understand how humor becomes a clever way to express truth while at the same time engaging the reader.

Apply for a needs-based scholarship to take this offering.

Fee:   $75.00

Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church

2152 Graf St Bozeman, MT 59718
http://www.hopebozeman.com/#/welcome/directions-to-hope

Jo Anne Troxel

Jo Anne Troxel has taught literature and creative writing at Bozeman High School for 23 years and at Headwaters Academy, a private school, where she was head of the English Department. A writer as well as a teacher, she has given presentations and poetry readings around the state. She is the writer/author of three books, the most recent being "Women Elders Speak, Reflecting on the Pandemic." She has a master's degree in philosophy and contemporary literature.
Date Day Time Location
11/09/2021Tuesday1 PM to 3 PM Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church
11/16/2021Tuesday1 PM to 3 PM Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church
11/23/2021Tuesday1 PM to 3 PM Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church
11/30/2021Tuesday1 PM to 3 PM Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church
12/07/2021Tuesday1 PM to 3 PM Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church
12/14/2021Tuesday1 PM to 3 PM Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church

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