• December 7, 2021
          Maxine Scates and Joseph Millar
          December 8, 2021
          One Page Wednesday: December
          December 9, 2021
          “Is That A Real Poem Or Did You Just Make It Up?” : Bagley Wright Lecture Series
          December 14, 2021
          The Moth Mainstage in Portland
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Sep 1

Delve Readers Seminars   Fall 2021  

James Baldwin

Explore James Baldwin's first two novels - Go Tell It on the Mountain and Giovanni's Room - and some of his early essays in order to deepen your understanding of the intersection of identity, morality, and power. What do these early works teach about Baldwin's response to his own question: what does it mean to

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Sep 28

Delve Readers Seminars   Fall 2021  

Hilary Mantel: Beyond the Booker

Hilary Mantel is best known for her Thomas Cromwell trilogy, the first two volumes of which (Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies) won the Booker Prize (in 2009 and 2012). The third and final volume, The Mirror and the Light, was published to acclaim in 2020. These books are modern masterpieces, yet Mantel’s earlier

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Oct 6

Delve Readers Seminars   Fall 2021  

One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) is one of the most celebrated & impactful books ever written. Since its publication over 50 million copies of the novel have been sold. The story follows the Buendía family & the other residents of Macondo through seven generations, depicting everything from civil war to flying carpets. The lush

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Oct 25

Delve Readers Seminars   Fall 2021  

Herman Melville: Great Shorter Works

Although Herman Melville is best known for Moby-Dick, he also demonstrated mastery of the novella, and this Delve will explore Melville’s best-known shorter works: Bartleby the Scrivener, famous for the Wall Street denizen who “would prefer not to,” no matter what his employer might want; Benito Cereno, where a captain answering a ship’s call of

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Oct 27

Delve Readers Seminars   Fall 2021  

Homer, The Odyssey

The Odyssey is one of the world's oldest and most enduring works of literature. Homer’s ancient Greek epic has inspired many modern artists and has introduced generations of readers to the the world of Greek myth, poetry, and storytelling.  In this seminar, we will explore the intricacies of Homer’s epic and its central story— Odysseus’s effort

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