‘Literature is news that stays news.’ -Ezra Pound, American poet
Because literature grapples with the very mystery of existence, because it questions—and often reveals—some universal truths about the complexity and ambiguity of human nature, reading it can help us understand ourselves and the world around us better. It can help stimulate ideas, thoughts, and feelings. And, quite simply, it can be fun!
In this Lit Club we can build our vocabulary and knowledge of grammar by reading and discussing great works of literary art, yes, but we will also work to develop our recognition of the elements of literature—such as plot, conflict, theme, setting, etc.—as well as literary devices such as symbol, imagery, metaphor, and so forth. Please bring a pen, some paper, and your love of beautiful language.
In our first meeting for American Lit Club we will both plunge into the murky depths of urban life, and gallop through the placid fields of a wintry countryside by reading, responding to, and analyzing two classic American poems: ‘In a Station of the Metro’ (1913) by Ezra Pound; and ‘Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening’ (1923) by Robert Frost. We will examine how these writers create mood through imagery, metaphor, and diction.
Remember to bring your passport or driver's license.
This event is free.
Shining Scribes is back and we want to hear about your summer! This week we will work through a series of journaling exercises that prompt you to explore the ins and outs of your summer.
Міжнародний конкурс «Стоп цензурі! Громадяни за вільні країни» у 2018 році відбувся вп’яте. Його особливістю є демократичність — участь може взяти кожен охочий, незалежно від віку, громадянства, освіти. Запрошуємо вас на відкриття виставки найкращих робіт спеціальної теми конкурсу «Жінки. Політика. Рівність».
Role Play! We’re getting into character this week for WE@AH. Join us for some invigorating English practice through role plays of various scenarios.
Erin Gasim, Associate Director of International Admissions, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago will be conducting a presentation to share tips for preparing an art portfolio for undergraduate studies.
Come to America House and chat with Chazmin “Chaz” Peters, who was born and raised in Olympia, WA. She is a First Officer with Alaska Airlines and the Director of Eagles Aviation Camp. She received her flight training from Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, WA and her BA from the University of Washington Tacoma.
Have you already tried the U.S. Air Force National Museum virtual tour at America House? Come explore it while having a chat with our friend Ryan who has a lot to say about the sky, planes, and his life experience in general.
Під час тренінгу: що таке віртуальна реальність, коли і як було створено цю технологію; перші прототипи та різновиди сучасних пристроїв; найцікавіші VR-проекти; що таке додана (AR) та змішана (MR) реальності та в чому їх відмінності; інструменти розробки та їх відмінності.
With her New York-centric essays, Sloane Crosley takes a magnifying glass to modernity. Parsing the nuances, trends, and perceptions of Big City life she offers up some cleverly hilarious insights about the way we live now.
A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries-and path of promise toward the American dream-Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. They have been unapologetically Black for 150 years. For the first time ever, their story is told.