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The writers of the Beat Generation didn’t just blow through Chicago on their way to New York or San Francisco. In fact, much of the movement’s style and spirit, including the word “Beat” itself, can be traced to Chicago. In this class, we’ll explore the city’s deep connections to the works of Beat icons Kerouac, Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti, and Burroughs, as well as lesser-knowns such as Kenneth Rexroth, Herbert Huncke, Lew Welch, and Gary Snyder.
Four sessions. E – $195, R – $214.5
Writer-photographer John Suiter is author of Poets on the Peaks: Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen & Jack Kerouac in the North Cascades. He is currently writing a biography of the Pulitzer prize–winning poet Gary Snyder.
A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.
There is no reading assignment for the first class.
- Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, January 7.
- Phone registration opens at 12 pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 8.
Early registration (E) prices are in effect from January 7 at 9 am through January 24 at 4 pm. Regular registration (R) prices are in effect January 24 at 4 pm through the end of the term.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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