Instructor: Sylvia Noland


Sylvia "Jerry" Noland is a retired educator and former English professor. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in English and has donepostgraduate studies at the University of South Florida and University of Florida.

Classes by this instructor

Examine the literary elements of the 20th Century short story genre. From Faulkner to D. H. Lawrence, from Margaret Atwood to Ralph Ellison, from Hemingway to James Joyce. Explore the magic of stories that challenge our minds and stir our hearts. No textbook is required; handouts and internet sources will be our resources. If you missed the first course, you are welcome to participate in this one.
New York sports writer Red Smith once observed, "Writing is easy. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein." We don't use typewriters anymore, but popular local author Roy Peter Clark writes "?the world is a storehouse of writing ideas. As you gain proficiency with each tool, and then fluency, the art of writing will make you...a better person." Explore these tools and free the writer within. Required text: Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark ($15.99). Optional: Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg ($14.95).