Do you love stories of suspense?

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Then we have a winter class for you! Reading Ghost Stories Out Loud with Elizabeth Young, Ph.D.

We will read and discuss American short stories that set out to frighten us, often called “ghost stories” or “stories of suspense.” We will investigate what scares us in such stories, why there is pleasure in being frightened by them, and how they create their effects. The course will include brief lectures, an opportunity for participants to read the assigned stories aloud in class, and discussions of the stories’ literary and cultural significance. Copies of the stories will be provided, as well as a background piece on the short story as a literary genre.

Reading Ghost Stories Out Loud begins Thursday, January 15th and continues weekly for six weeks at the Lenox Library, from 2:15pm-3:45pm. Class tuition is $45, and students must also be members of OLLI at BCC. To register, or for more information, call 413.236.2190.

Our winter class catalog is now available online!

Winter 2015 catalog cover

Warm up your mind and avoid cabin fever this winter by exploring OLLI at BCC’s fascinating array of classes.  Our winter session runs from January 13 to February 25th and includes classes on the modern Middle East, photography, Dante’s Inferno, food and the movies, and much more.

Click here to get a sneak peek online, or call (413.236.2190) or email us at to request a catalog and membership information. OLLI at BCC is a membership-run organization that features courses, talks, trips and special events designed especially by and for people fifty years old and up!