2021 Summer Program Course Descriptions

Summer courses will meet virtually on Zoom.
We hope to see everyone in person this fall!

The fee for each course is $25
Program fees and special events raise funds for
Stockton University Foundation scholarships.

Complete the registration form and mail to:
FELS
PO BOX 3380
MARGATE NJ 08402

REGISTRATION DEADLINE JUNE 1, 2021

TUESDAY COURSES

HERSTORY IN HISTORY:
ELAINE’S SUMMER SELECTIONS

Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 11:30 AM - June 8, July 13, August 10
           
Join Elaine Geller’s book discussion group that examines intriguing, sometimes humorous, sometimes dark, always provocative prose. Summer selections explore the important, profound, and too often overlooked influence women played in the lives of their more famous men. New and gently used books available on amazon and abebooks.com. The Margate Library has hardcopies available as well as kindle editions. Book selections for July and August will be emailed to registered participants.

June’s book:
Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill
By Sonia Purnell

SHORT STORIES

Tuesday mornings 10:00 – 11:30 AM - June 22, July 27, August 24

The book 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories, edited by Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor,
will be used in this course. New and used books available on amazon.com and abebooks.com. Meryl Baer, avid reader, writer, and procrastinator, will moderate discussions.

The following stories will be discussed at the June class:
My Old Man, Ernest Hemingway (page 36)
Everything That Rises Must Converge, Flannery O’Connor (page 227)
The Third and Final Continent, Jhumpa Lahiri (page 544)
The stories for July and August will be emailed to registered participants.

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WEDNESDAY COURSES

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF EVERYDAY RELATIONSHIPS

Wednesday mornings 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM - June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8

Moderator Phyliss Merion Shanken will guide you through interactive experiences. Practice being a helper to others, share and receive support for your challenges, hone listening skills, become more assertive without pushing people away, learn tools to overcome stress and healing behaviors, enhance conversational skills, discuss when to be totally honest or when it’s better to tell ‘white’ lies, and more.

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD:
CRIME DOES PAY...IN HOLLYWOOD, PART II
From Barbara to Baby Jane, these “Bad Girls” played “Bad Girls” during their careers.

Wednesday afternoons 4:00 – 5:30 PM - June 9, July 14, August 11 

Sharon Harris-Zlotnick returns to discuss how Hollywood’s movie studios portrayed crime on the big screen, this time focusing on the ladies. We’ll look at Stanwyck, Turner, Dunaway and Davis, but also at some unexpected stars who gained fame for their roles. Enjoy clips from some great films that span multiple decades. Because of the Zoom format, time will be allotted at the end of each session for Q & A and class interaction.

RULE OF LAW 2021

Wednesday afternoon 4:00 – 5:30 PM - June 16, July 21, August 18

These virtual ( ZOOM) sessions are meant to provide a discussion forum for topics of current interest. Some issues we may deal with, depending on timely relevance, include:

  • POLICE REFORM - How to Keep the Public Safe and Provide Equal Justice Under the Law? (Recruiting, Training, and Supervision standards may not be enough);
  • GUN VIOLENCE -What are Appropriate Constitutional Restrictions on the Right to Bear Arms? (Federal and States Standards differ);
  • IMMIGRATION - What obligations do we have to provide access to our Free Society to those who want to be Americans?  (Ex. Health, Education, Path to Citizenship).

Participants will be encouraged to add questions, concerns and comments after the initial presentation, each time we meet. Instructor Bill Subin is a retired Attorney with over 50 years of experience, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in both Washington, DC and NJ; former Police Legal Advisor in Atlantic County, former Asst. Prosecutor in Atlantic and Camden Counties, and former Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Stockton.

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THURSDAY COURSES

CREATIVE WRITING:
IT’S HOW YOU TELL THE STORY
EDITING, CRITIQUING, AND WRITING

Thursday mornings 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - June 10, July 15, August 12, September 9

Instructor Phyliss Merion Shanken will help participants discover how to paint a picture with words; write authentic dialogue; condense wordy prose to “tight” descriptions; structure your essay or story; decide what to cut and what to include. Develop a respect for grammar; what it really means to “show-not-tell”; overcome writer’s block; determine when to use literary license. Use exercises to tap into your creativity; how to make use of feedback; enhance respect for your reader; how to love the editorial process as opposed to avoiding it; and more.
Beginning writers welcomed and encouraged to participate!

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SAVE THE DATE!

Atlantic City has an amazing, storied history, and Molly Golobcow grew up in the midst of it all.

Mark your calendars for a free Zoom talk
Sponsored by FELS
The Atlantic City I Grew Up In
Thursday, June 3, 7:00 p.m.

Based on her book,
The Hotel on St. James Place
Growing Up in Atlantic City between the Boardwalk and the Holocaust
Molly Golubcow describes her unique and fascinating childhood
living at her family’s hotel in the heart of Atlantic City.

To register email
Zoom link will be sent a couple of days before the event.

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Summer courses will meet virtually on Zoom.
We hope to see everyone in person this fall!

The fee for each course is $25
Program fees and special events raise funds for
Stockton University Foundation scholarships.

Complete the registration form and mail to:
FELS
PO BOX 3380
MARGATE NJ 08402

REGISTRATION DEADLINE JUNE 1, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES WE CURRENTLY EXPE RIENCE, CHANGES MAY HAVE TO BE MADE TO THE PROGRAM SCHEDULE.

WE WILL KEEP OUR FELS COMMUNITY INFORMED. PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT A FELS BOARD MEMBER WITH YOUR QUESTIONS, CONCERNS AND COMMENTS.

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