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Coastals Lifelong Learning offers cultural courses this fall

September 15, 2005

Coastal Carolina Universitys Lifelong Learning program will offer a variety of noncredit courses in literature, music, film and foreign languages at Coastals higher education centers.

Visiting professor Susette Graham will lead a lively discussion of lost generation authors including Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Cummings in her six-week course titled Literary Remains of the Great War. Attorney Jim Pool offers a new course on detective fiction, The Game is Afoot, in which four generations of mystery writers from Poe to Parker will be examined.

If you prefer to write your own literature, join one of several courses in memoir writing (Chip Smith at Waccamaw, Avery Keatley in Georgetown; or Jackie Boyce in Myrtle Beach and Conway). Theres also Greg Paxtons creative writing laboratory for the development of individual projects in the genre of your choice. And two one-day workshops will be offered by award-winning visiting instructors: Al Perrys How to Set Up and Run Your Own Writing Group on Oct. 15 and Janna McMahans Writing Short Stories on Nov. 12.

Three afternoon music appreciation courses begin at Waccamaw the second week of October with Harry Turners History of Rock n Roll and Beach Music on Tuesdays; Martin Milellas Joy of Opera on Wednesdays; and Philip Powells Belle Musique on Fridays. To make your own music, check out Daniel Hulls guitar instruction course at Myrtle Beach.

In addition to the free foreign film series held at the Waccamaw and Conway campuses on Mondays, Josette Sharwell offers her popular viewing and discussion course on Trends in Contemporary Foreign Films beginning Tuesday, Oct. 11. Michael Carters course on Jesus Goes to Hollywood looks at four cinematic visions of Christ to understand the social context for each movie, the message of each film within that context, how each interacts with religious traditions, and how viewers interact (even react) to the films. The six-week course begins Friday, Oct. 14.

Making plans to travel in the winter or spring? Learn Spanish with Susana Gabbi-Russell at the Myrtle Beach or Waccamaw centers or Travelers French with Odile Postic at Waccamaw.

For more information, directions or registration at the Waccamaw Higher Education Center, located at 160 Willbrook Blvd. off U.S. 17 in Litchfield next to the Hampton Inn, call 349-4030 or visit For comparable information for courses offered in Conway and at the Myrtle Beach Center, call 349-4051.