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Conversations on Contemporary Novels: National Book Critics Circle Award Winners
If you love discovering a new book and sharing it with a friend, here’s a chance to do both by reading and discussing recent novels recognized by the National Book Critics Circle Award. This session will feature Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss. Part of a 4-Session Course.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Creating Poetry From Your Family History: A Writing Workshop
Family memories, members, and events can provide rich material for poets. Writer Kirun Kapur leads a day-long practical workshop designed to help you turn your family history into effective, meaningful poetry. No writing or poetry experience is required, but in-progress works are welcome at the session.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Conversations on Contemporary Novels: National Book Critics Circle Award Winners
If you love discovering a new book and sharing it with a friend, here’s a chance to do both by reading and discussing recent novels recognized by the National Book Critics Circle Award. This session will feature Edith Pearlmans's Binocular Vision. Part of a 4-Session Course.
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Novelist Jodi Picoult: On Tackling Tough Topics
In a conversation with NPR’s Lynn Neary, best-selling author Jodi Picoult discusses her career, inspirations, writing process, and why the issues she takes on in her latest book Small Great Things spoke to her as a novelist. 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Write a Novel in a Month
November is National Novel Writing Month. Each year thousands of writers around the world sign up for what’s dubbed the NaNoWriMo Challenge: drafting at least 50,000 words of their novel in "30 days and nights of literary abandon." Whether you take up the challenge or just want a solid base to begin or continue a novel at your own pace, this seminar is for you!
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 9:30 AM
Choosing the Right To Die: A Mother’s Perspective
When Deborah Ziegler’s 29-year-old daughter Brittany Maynard, diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, went public with the decision to end her own life she became the face of the controversial right-to-die movement. Ziegler shares how that family anguish played out in public, and how since her daughter’s death in late 2014 she has found a role as an advocate for the growing number of people worldwide who are struggling with end-of-life issues.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Death by Shakespeare: Final Exits
Shakespeare knew that gory, grisly, and imaginatively unusual deaths were what his fans at the Globe wanted to see. Carol Ann Lloyd Stranger of the Folger Shakespeare Library and classical actor and dramaturge Cam Magee lead an evening devoted to the onstage demises that have moved, surprised, and shocked audiences for four centuries.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Children’s Book Illustration Workshop
Creating illustrations for a children’s manuscript is loads of fun once you get to know the basics. Learn the foundations of bringing a story to life through pictures.
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 1:00 PM
Cracking the Runic Code: The Alphabet of Mystery
The Runic alphabet has long held its secrets chiseled on stone. Henrik Williams, a professor and chair in the department of Scandinavian languages at Uppsala University, shares the stories behind this still-mysterious code, providing glimpses of the Viking culture as it was nearly 2,000 years ago.
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Conversations on Contemporary Novels: National Book Critics Circle Award Winners
If you love discovering a new book and sharing it with a friend, here’s a chance to do both by reading and discussing recent novels recognized by the National Book Critics Circle Award. This session will feature Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah. Part of a 4-Session Course.
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 6:45 PM
P.G. Wodehouse: “I Expect I’ll Feel Better After Tea”
Raise a toast to the genius of P.G. Wodehouse and his uniquely comic—and uniquely British—literary world as author Daniel Stashower and actor Scott Sedar salute one of most widely read humorists of the 20th century.
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Conversations on Contemporary Novels: National Book Critics Circle Award Winners
If you love discovering a new book and sharing it with a friend, here’s a chance to do both by reading and discussing recent novels recognized by the National Book Critics Circle Award. This session will feature Anthony Marra's A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. Part of a 4-Session Course.
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 6:45 PM