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July 2021


Jul 12

Delve Readers Seminars Summer 2021

Tove Jansson: The Summer Book

Mon, July 12 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

If you already know Tove Jansson as the author and illustrator of the Moominfamily stories and comic strips, you will meet her in this Delve seminar as the author of her superb The Summer Book. This is a novel that is so deep and yet so apparently casual that it will repay the close reading we will give it in this four-week seminar. We will also observe her imagination for fiction in her short stories, letters, and other works. But…

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Jul 20

Delve Readers Seminars Summer 2021

Shuggie Bain

Tue, July 20 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Douglas Stuart won the 2020 Booker Prize with this debut novel about young Hugh (Shuggie) Bain, growing up in 1980s Glasgow and struggling to care for his wayward, alcoholic mother. Drawing on his own experience, Stuart portrays the difficulties of a working-class, queer childhood with heartbreaking tenderness, bringing Shuggie and his world vividly to life. This seminar will introduce readers to one of the most exciting new voices in literature. Access Program We want our writing classes to be accessible…

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August 2021


Aug 24

Delve Readers Seminars Summer 2021

The Book of Embraces

Tue, August 24 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

The vignetted format of this text sometimes expands into short stories and sometimes shrinks into prose-poems, but regardless of any section’s length, this book is always intimate, charming, and transportive. Galeano uses journalistic research, autobiographical anecdotes, and interviews to emphasize how there really is no distinction between the personal and the political. He writes of the military dictatorship in Uruguay that forced him into exile, an Italian pantomime performance that reminded him the importance of loving your craft, a pet…

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