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Dartmouth's Alumni College courses open to the Upper Valley community

Language and writing are highlighted at this year's Alumni College from Aug. 1-7, which is open to community members as well as Dartmouth graduates. Established in 1964 and designed for adults in noncredit settings, Dartmouth's Alumni College offers courses and programs that engage adults in the ongoing learning experience.

Mon., Aug. 1-Sat., Aug. 6 - Place and Plot with Major American Mystery Writers (fee: $575) Enjoy lectures, panel discussions, book signings, film screenings and readings and interact with fellow mystery genre lovers. Faculty  members include George Demko, Professor of Geography, emeritus; Janet Evanovich, author of the Stephanie Plum novels Eleven on Top and Ten Big Ones; Archer Mayor, author of the Joe Gunther novels such as Occam's Razor and Tucker Peak; with S.J. Rozan, Philip Craig, Jan Burke, Paullina Simons and others.

Mon., Aug. 1-Sat., Aug. 6 -Writing Memoirs: Remembrance of Things Past (fee $675) Participate in group discussions, have your work critiqued and evaluated, learn about editing and experience the give-and-take that makes writing seminars challenging and productive. This course is led by Joe Medlicott '50, a retired professor of English at Deerfield Academy and the University of Connecticut.

Mon., Aug. 1-Sat., Aug. 6 - Fiction Writing: Let Me Tell You a Story  (fee $675)  Experiment with impromptu writing to invent characters, develop dialogue and spin ideas into stories. Designed for all levels of fiction writers. This course is led by Barbara Dimmick, Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth and Professor of English at the University of New Hampshire.

Wed., Aug. 3-Sat., Aug. 6 - Alumni Language Immersion Seminar  (fee $525) Learn French, Italian, Spanish or a traveler's understanding of Greek and Chinese using the Rassias Method, which features dramatic techniques, rhythmic drills and energetic reinforcement strategies. All language courses will be taught by experienced Rassias Foundation instructors.

Click here for additional information about this year's courses and to register online or contact the Alumni Relations Office at 646-9159.


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Last Updated: 12/17/08