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June 2021


Jun 22

Delve Readers Seminars Summer 2021

Love in the Time of Cholera

Tue, June 22 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

This iconic novel, that Thomas Pynchon called "shining and heartbreaking,” is absolutely what its name implies: A love story (or really many love stories) that occur during a cholera outbreak along the Carribean coast of Colombia. Following Fermina Daza, Dr. Juvenal Urbino, & Florentino Ariza, the book explores all the facets of love—from the innocent to the cruel, from the honest to the disgusting—all against a backdrop of death, showing us that even in the hardest conditions, we will fall…

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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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