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Delve Online: Best Friends Forever: Female Friendship in Literature

June 23 - July 14, 2020
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m Pacific Time (four sessions)
online via Zoom

“It would be ten years before they saw each other again, and their meeting would be thick with birds.”

This Delve will explore female friendship, as written by women writers, through both a fiction and nonfiction lens. These friendships are complex and nuanced, sometimes ugly, sometimes enduring, and sometimes one of the most significant relationships of a lifetime. Through Toni Morrison’s beautiful and stirring Sula and Nel, Hungarian writer Szabo’s unlikely relationship between a woman and her housekeeper in The Door, and Ann Patchett’s exploration of her 20-year long friendship with writer Lucy Grealy, we will explore different paradigms of these relationships across time and culture.

Texts:

Truth and Beauty, Ann Patchett
Sula, Toni Morrison
The Door, Magda Szabo

First assignment: Participants should read Truth and Beauty before first meeting-

Hannah Kim

Hannah Kim is a writer, storyteller, and improv comedian. She is interested in radical intersectional feminism and how it relates to anti-capitalism and reclamation of the divine feminine. She is also passionate about increasing representation and visibility in the media and art spaces.
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