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All Spring Classes Now Online!

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 at 11:01am

We have just completed our Community Classroom schedule up until the end of May! All winter and spring classes are now listed here (and we've even started posting a few fall classes too!).

Dozens of new classes in a variety of subjects are starting every month, each taught by an experienced, knowledgeable and passionate educator. Click on the categories below to browse by subject area.

Stay up to date on all of our classroom listings by checking mcnallyrobinson.com/classes on a regular basis or by subscribing to our email list.

Categories: Winnipeg, Community Classroom

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What Do You Want to Learn About this February?

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 at 1:33pm

February is a month of many meanings—I Love to Read, Black History, Valentine's Day—and our Community Classroom has dozens of new classes that will help you get the most out of this short, but busy month. Click on the titles below to read more and/or register. Or, visit our Community Classroom page to view all classes starting in February!

I Love to Read

  • Aspects of Plath—Looking at new material, consider Plath as a hopeful and complex figure who produced some of the most important poetry from the second half of the 20th century. (Starts Saturday, February 15)

Black History Month

Valentine's Day

Categories: Poetry, Winnipeg, Community Classroom

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Friday Nights Are For Jazz!

Thursday, Jan 16, 2020 at 10:15am

Looking for something different to kick off your weekend? McNally Robinson Booksellers has partnered with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra (WJO) on two classes in March and April—both of which will be taught by professor, musician and composer Sean Irvine. 

Each class is a unique opportunity to gain a greater appreciation of jazz music. Click on the titles below to learn more about and/or register for each session.

  • Lady Soul: The Story of Aretha Franklin (March 13)—There's a story behind each of this great singer, songwriter and activist's monumental achievements.
  • The Lick (April 3 & 26)—A composition and arranging workshop where participants help build the framework to a new composition, AND the cost includes a ticket to the WJO's Carpathian Blues concert on April 26. 

View all upcoming music classes here

Categories: Music, Winnipeg, Community Classroom

Discover More Manitoba History

Monday, Jan 06, 2020 at 10:25am

May 2020 will mark 150 years since what is now Manitoba became Canada's fifth province, and we think this anniversary is a great opportunity to look back at different aspects of our province's history. To that end, the Community Classroom is pleased to present our Local History Series—ten classes between January and May that give you the opportunity to learn more about some of the diverse groups of people, stories and developments that made Manitoba what it is today. 

Click on any of the classes below to learn more and to register!

Categories: Winnipeg, History, Community Classroom, Regional Interest

Our 20th Century Begins and Ends with Poetry

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 at 2:30pm

Perhaps you've often wanted to read more poetry, but haven't been sure where to start. Or maybe you've always loved poetry and are looking to discover (or rediscover) some lesser known works. Or you might be somewhere in between. Whatever the case, what better way to start 2020—a new year and a new decade—than by reflecting on twenty important works of poetry that span the 20th century?

Bibliophile Lara Rae has put together a collection of significant poems, starting after the First World War, by writers from T.S. Eliot to Carol Ann Duffy, and will be examining them in her upcoming class, The 20th Century in 20 Poems, starting Wednesday, January 8th. Since the century began, poetry has been describing our world and our times in thrilling and frightening ways, and today it has never been more important. Its history and context may even be able to give us clues about where the ancient art form will take us next.

Categories: Poetry, Winnipeg, Community Classroom
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