Openings Available for Bjِrklunden Seminars

From August 25 – 30, Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden will offer the seminar Films Well Told: Strong Stories, Clever Scripts, & Three-Dimensional Characters from the Classic Age of Movie-Making with Jack Rhodes.

This seminar celebrates and explores films of the classic period that build on “tales worth telling” to create a cinematic experience of “films well told.” Participants will examine the elements of a well-told film with attention to character development, directorial style, the skillful use of dialogue, and the technical components that combine to create a memorable movie. The course will include examples of films from adventures, thrillers, romances, musicals, mysteries, westerns, family dramas and World War II films.

Also, there are still openings in the following seminars: Sept. 8 – 13, A Guided Tour Through the History of the American Musical Theatre with Roger Nelson; Sept. 15 – 20, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern with Dan Taylor and Mastering Poetic Forms with Marilyn Taylor; Sept. 22 – 27, Watercolor: A Fresh Start with Helen Klebesadel and Homeward Bound: Portraits of Americans on the Road & in Search of Themselves in Film, Literature, & Popular Culture with Jack Rhodes; Sept. 29 – Oct. 4, Handel’s Messiah: A Masterpiece of Biblical Interpretation with Bill Urbrock, Door’s Autumn Jewels with Don Quintenz and Play of the Hand, Bridge in the 21st Century with Liz Wallner & Orlaine Gabert; Oct. 6 – 11, Poetry of Place: a Photographic Experience with Suzanne Rose; and Oct. 13 – 18, Poetry: Finding Your Voice with Marilyn Taylor.

Seminar classes meet weekday mornings and some evenings at Bjِrklunden’s lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor. Each seminar includes meals prepared by Bjِrklunden’s resident chef. For complete course descriptions, fees, and registration dates call 920.839.2216 or visit