Ursula Le Guin: Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy


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Do not underestimate the truth-telling potential of imaginative literature. – Ursula Le Guin

Ursula Le Guin’s memorable science fiction and fantasy novels have appealed to the hearts and minds of millions of readers worldwide for over 50 years, and won dozens of awards. In this class, we will read and discuss two of her greatest novels. In The Left Hand of Darkness, her main character Genly Ai struggles with his prejudice against an androgynous alien. Le Guin was decades ahead of her time in her exploration of gender issues in this groundbreaking novel. In the beautifully written A Wizard of Earthsea, young wizard Ged is chased by a beast whom he needs to recognize as his own shadow. We’ll begin with the Earthsea book. Please obtain a copy before the first class.

Tracy Marks, M.A. is author of four books, translated into nine languages, and has won several poetry and creative writing awards. She is also an experienced counselor. Tracy has taught in continuing ed for 43 years and specializes in literature, creative writing and personal growth courses.

Start Date: 9/20/2023, 7 meetings
Class Time: 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Day of Week: Wednesday
Location: Zoom
Instructor: Tracy Marks
Status: Running/Openings