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Tuition-free Summer 2015 Classes

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If you took a tuition-free class in the fall 2014 semester you only need to complete the OLLI Tuition-free registration form. 

If you did not take a tuition-free class in the fall 2014 semester you will need to complete a Sierra College/OLLI application AND the tuition-free registration form.

To request an application and/or registration form be sent to you, please call the OLLI office or send an email to and leave your mailing address.

Mail completed form(s) to:

OLLI at Sierra College, 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA 95677

Drama 0809

Course designed for older adults. Introduction to a series of films examined for originality, creative virtuosity, impact, structure and direction. Selected films illustrate a specific dimension of film genre. Genres change with each offering. May be repeated.

Directed by Lawrence Kasdan

Lawrence Kasdan, since 1980, has written and produced a number of “Star Wars” films, as well as the original “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” He also wrote, produced and directed a number of other successful films, using many of the same cast members. We will watch six of those films including: “Body Heat” (1981) with William Hurt and Kathleen Turner; “Continental Divide” (1981) with John Belushi and Blair Brown; “The Big Chill” (1983) with Hurt, Kevin Kline and Glenn Close; “Grand Canyon” (1991) with Kline and Steve Martin; “French Kiss” (1995) with Kline and Meg Ryan; “The Accidental Tourist” (1988 if available) with Hurt and Turner or Darling Companion” (2012) with Kline and Diane Keaton.
Curtis Covington

Twelve Bridges Library
61122 June 18 - July 23
Thurs., 1 PM - 4 PM
Redwood Room

English 0814

Course for older adults interested in exploring creative writing. Exercises in creative writing drawing ideas from personal observation and experience. Overcome obstacles of how and where to begin writing, what to write about and how to shape ideas into a variety of formats—creative paragraphs, short stories, nonfiction and fiction. Experiment with various styles, structures and forms of writing. Focus and topics will vary with each offering. May be repeated.

Creative Writing: Poetry in our Everyday Lives

Come play with ideas and words. In this six week poetry writing class we will explore the power of writing to understand ourselves and our experiences and to bring joy and healing to our everyday lives. We will read selected contemporary poems and use these works as springboards for the creation of our own poems. The atmosphere will be supportive, non-judgmental and encouraging—the perfect place for beginning writers curious about the possibilities of poetry in their lives. Designed for writers of all levels.
Annie Mascorro

Nevada County Campus
61118 June 17 - July 8
Wed., 10 AM - 12 PM
Room N6-205

Write Your Memoir

From your first written word to a book, this class is designed to help you write your memoir. Learn how to outline and organize your ideas. Write new material each session. Share what you have written outside of class. Meet in a safe, low-key environment. Teacher evaluation of your work is offered. Write a memoir to share with your family or to leave for posterity.
Sue Clark

Twelve Bridges Library
61123 June 16 - July 21
Tues., 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Willow Room

English 0815

Course for older adults interested in exploring literature. Study of selected styles of work and/or authors in literature. Examination of theme and impact of work on society. Includes discussion of the influences of the geographic, economic, cultural and physical setting at the time of writing. May be repeated.

Riveting Memoirs from around the World

Join us as we read three riveting memoirs from Sierra Leone, China, and Cambodia. These three books – A Long Way Gone by Ishael Beah, Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah, and First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung – are unforgettable, compelling and triumphant.
All books are available in paperback. Feel free to begin reading the books prior to the start of class.
Sue Clark

Roseville Gateway
61120 June 15 - July 20
Mon., 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Room 202

The Short Fiction of John Steinbeck

Come enjoy the short fiction of literary giant John Steinbeck. Steinbeck’s work breaks our hearts, inspires us to dream, and reminds us what it means to be human. Immerse yourself in the local landscape, farm work, domestic life, and struggles and triumphs of everyday families. We will connect Steinbeck’s world of a bygone era to our world today by examining the roles that love, loneliness, and freedom play in our own lives. We will read and discuss classics such as The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, and Pastures of Heaven, while also exploring literary articles on Steinbeck and his art. Come ready to lose yourself in powerful, poignant stories and to discuss the ways that Steinbeck and his unforgettable characters speak to all of us.
Annie Mascorro

Roseville Gateway
61121 June 17 - July 22
Wed., 2 PM - 4 PM
Room 202

Music 0810

Course designed for older adults. Study of selected styles and periods of music. Includes discussion of musical elements, composition, orchestration, vocabulary and history for the selected topics. May be repeated.

An Operatic Potpourri

You won't want to miss Madama Butterfly by Puccini, Mosart's Cosi fan tutte and The Marriage of Figaro, Rossini's The Barber of Seville and La Cenerentola, and Capriccio by Richard Strauss. Join us for a happy summer of opera viewing.
Steve Miller

Rocklin Campus
61119 June 16 - July 21
Tues., 10 AM - 1:30 PM
Room D-12

Nevada County Campus
61117 June 18 - July 23
Thurs., 12:30 PM - 4 PM
Room N15-101


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  • Roseville Gateway
  • 333 Sunrise Ave.
    Roseville, CA 95661
  • Summer M-Th: 8:00am - 4:30pm

    Closed Friday

Shari Smith Program Coordinator, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

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