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Love of Literature Academy

In-Depth Courses for lovers of English Literature

What is LoLA?

The Love of Literature Academy is an educational service offering courses in the areas of literature and creative writing for personal interest and development.

Why “LoLA”?

LoLA for the love of words, of words placed alongside of each other in ways that seduce us, collect us, inspire us, confound us, make us want more.  LoLA for learning together, for community, discussion and debate, and, above all, pleasure.

 Who is LoLA?

LoLA is operated by Peter Dixon, B.Ed., M.A., a long-time a long-time lover of literature, with interests in religion, philosophy, and education, who has also worked as a teacher, project planner, and communications consultant for the past twenty-three years.

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Be Inspired!

A common fallacy is to think that a poem begins with a meaning that gets dressed up in words.  On the contrary, a poem is language surprised in the act of changing  into meaning.  -Stanley Kunitz

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections and the truth of imagination. -John Keats

your hand is a warm stone
I hold between two words. – Margaret Atwood

 Poetry is the way we help give names to the nameless so it can be thought.   – Audre Lorde

Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive.  – Barry Lopez

We must use what we have to invent what we desire.  – Adrienne Rich

The universe is made of stories, not atoms.  – Muriel Rukeyser

Not the thing, but its effect.  – Stéphane Mallarmé

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