Adult News & Events

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Opera Talk: Un Ballo in Maschera (Virtual) (Tues., May 18th @ 1:00 PM)

Verdi’s “Ballo” is about the assassination of a Head of State. This is no laughing matter. Nevertheless, the opera is sprinkled with characters getting the giggles and the chuckles. Jeffrey Engel will detail the background of “Un Ballo in Maschera,” play musical highlights, and explain why laughter plays a part in such a dark subject.
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Wintonbury Poetry Series Workshop (Virtual) (Thurs., May 20th @ 6:30 PM)

Stuck in a rut with your writing? Try writing a list poem. They are easy to write, and can be a surprisingly effective way to express certain ideas or emotions. A list poem can be amusing, or it can use the incantatory power of repetition to reinforce a depth of feeling. In this workshop we will look at some samples of list poems, talk about possible topics, and try writing a draft of our own. Read more >