First Thursdays Epic Poetry:

Beowulf Part I

Class Information


Thursday, July 11, 2024


4 PM – 6 PM


First Thursday of Every Month


Zoom (Live)








Class Description

First Thursdays Epic Poetry is a monthly series where we gather live on Zoom to read, discuss, and make sense of some of the longest living epics that have influenced literature, popular culture, and how we think about the past. Together, we will explore Homer’s the Iliad and then the Odyssey, and finally, ending our 10-month series with Beowulf. The live Zoom classes are designed to give you confidence and support you as you read between our live gatherings. Even if you’ve read it once (or many times, like me) you’ll find that there is always something new that arises from these ancient texts, that echoes our modern day struggles or reminds you of what it means to be human.


July’s Focus*: Beowulf – translated by Seamus Heaney

*Note: This session will be held on the Second Thursday of the month.


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