Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

Literature opens the door to new worlds and the experiences of others through the written word. Our literature courses explore experience through stories, poems, drama, plays, and the wonders of imagination.

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Continuing Education



Register and pay online for literature courses

Summer 2018 registration has started! Call 314-984-7777 to register by phone or click the button above to register and pay online.

Love and Violence: Major Themes in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”

Romeo and Juliet are coming to St. Louis this summer! For most people, their first encounter with Shakespeare is with this iconic play of love and violence. This class will explore how these two opposing themes play within the story, major story points, and how your interpretation can change every time you encounter the play. We will also discuss how these themes have shown up over the centuries via adaptation and works inspired by the play. Join us to learn about the play before you catch the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ free production of “Romeo & Juliet” in Shakespeare Glen, Forest Park, which runs June 1-24 nightly, except Tuesdays. More details about the production are available at
LITR:701 | $19 | SR $14
S01 | Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Melody Meiners
May 29 | FP - G Tower 117

Meet Me in St. Louis

The musical classic “Meet Me In St. Louis” returns to the St. Louis Muny this summer. If you would like to know more about the history behind the story and time period, join us for a short gathering where we will read excerpts of the story and learn about the author, the time period and culture, and the transition of it to stage and screen. Leave with a script/play of the show and a reading list of related topics.
LITR:701 | $25 | SR $22
S02 | Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Jacqueline Mink
July 28 | FV - C 104

At the time of registration, adults 60 years and older may enroll in select courses for the reduced fee shown as the "SR" price. Reduction will be calculated at check-out in the online system.

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