Pat H. Broeske ~ ~ (714) 543-6690


Beginning my fourth year teaching at Saddleback!

I’m about to start my latest classes for the Emeritus Institute of Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA – where I began teaching in fall 2016. On the schedule this semester are Introduction to Creative Writing and two sessions of Film as Literature.

I always look forward to my encore students (yeah, I have regulars) – and to meeting newbies.

I’ve been very pleased by the progress of my writing students; several are just about ready to try for publication.

As for my film courses, this semester my slate will include a classic Western (“Stagecoach,” 1939), a contemporary cross cultural romance (“The Big Sick,” 2017), a legendary film noir (“Double Indemnity,” 1944) and a sci-fi shocker (“The Thing,” the 1982 version).  All related to the semester’s theme: Conflict. I’m looking forward to the dialogue following our screenings!