Delve Readers Seminars

  • Delve Fall 2018 – Elena Ferrante: The Neapolitan Novels / Part One

    $200.00

      Elena Ferrante: The Neapolitan Novels / Part One Sundays, November 4-December 9, 2018 (five sessions; no meeting November 25) 5:30-7:30 p.m. Guide: Sara Guest, Tuition: $200 The New York Times says, “Elena Ferrante is this rare bird: so deliberate…

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    Delve Winter 2019 – E.M. Forster: The Italian Novels

    $195.00

      E.M. Forster: The Italian Novels Mondays, January 7-February 4, 2019 (five sessions) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: Christopher Lord, Tuition: $195 In this five-week Delve we will examine Forster’s first novel, Where Angels Fear to Tread, and his third novel, A…

  • Delve Winter 2019 – British Perspectives: Amis, McEwan, Barnes

    $220.00

      British Perspectives: Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Julian Barnes Tuesdays, January 8-February 12, 2019 (six sessions) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: Ivonne Saed, Tuition: $220 English authors Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, and Julian Barnes, all born in the 1940s, present us with contemporary…

  • Delve Winter 2019 – Octavia Butler’s Fledgling, Bloodchild, and More

    $150.00

      Octavia Butler’s Fledgling, Bloodchild, and Other Stories Wednesdays, January 16-February 6, 2019 (four sessions) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: Christopher Rose, Tuition: $150 With the growing interesting in science fiction, several writers have worked to deconstruct popular tropes to examine contemporary…

  • Delve Winter 2019 – Jennifer Egan: Manhattan Beach

    $175.00

      Jennifer Egan: Manhattan Beach Tuesdays, February 5-26, 2019 (four sessions)* 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: Danielle Frandina, Tuition: $175 *Tuition includes admission to Jennifer Egan’s Portland Arts & Lectures event on February 21 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall In Jennifer…

  • Delve Winter 2019 – Elena Ferrante: The Neapolitan Novels / Part Two

    $200.00

      Elena Ferrante: The Neapolitan Novels / Part Two Mondays, Feb 11-Mar 11, 2019 (five sessions) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: Sara Guest, Tuition: $200 The New York Times says, “Elena Ferrante is this rare bird: so deliberate in building up her…

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    Delve Winter 2019 – Talking to Grief: Literary Explorations Of Loss

    $220.00

      Talking to Grief: Literary Explorations Of Loss Wednesdays, February 13-March 20, 2019 (six sessions) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: Lois Leveen, Tuition: $220 Loss is an inevitable part of life, yet the course of grief often surprises and overwhelms us.  How…

  • Delve Winter 2019 – Enter Sandman: Neil Gaiman

    $220.00

      Enter Sandman: Neil Gaiman Wednesdays, February 27-April 3, 2019 (six sessions)* 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: Trevor Dodge, Tuition: $220 With works spanning all forms of contemporary popular media, one might consider Neil Gaiman a sort of literary Leonardo Da Vinci.…

  • Delve Spring 2019 – Roberto Bolaño, 2666

    $220.00

      Roberto Bolaño, 2666 Mondays, March 18-April 22, 2019 (six sessions) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: Benjamin Ficklin, Tuition: $220 “Only in chaos are we conceivable.” Roberto Bolaño’s posthumous novel 2666 attempts to explore the totality of evil in the 20th century. Ranging…

  • Delve Spring 2019 – Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

    $220.00

      Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow Wednesdays, April 3-May 8, 2019 (six sessions) 7:00-9:00 p.m. Guide: Christopher Zinn, Tuition: $220 Gravity’s Rainbow (1973) brought Thomas Pynchon the National Book Award and coronation as the crafty artificer of a postmodern epic set…

  • Delve Spring 2019 – Embolden Your Reading

    $180.00

      Embolden Your Reading Tuesdays, April 9-30, 2019 (four sessions) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: Sara Guest, Tuition: $180* *Includes reader’s packet materials fee. Early-bird registrations (before October 10, 2018) will receive admission to Jill Lepore’s Portland Arts & Lectures event on…

  • Delve Spring 2019 – Unchecked Momentum: Abstract Expressionism (@PAM)

    $235.00

      Unchecked Momentum: Abstract Expressionism & The New York School Thursdays, April 11-May 16, 2019 (six sessions)* 6:00-8:00 p.m. Guide: Coleman Stevenson, Tuition: $235 *This seminar meets at the Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Ave, Portland OR) In 2000,…

  • Delve Spring 2019 – Immigrant Women’s Literature

    $195.00

      Immigrant Women’s Literature: Crossing the Borders of Nations and Selves   Sundays, April 28, May 5, and May 12, 2019 (three 3-hour sessions) 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Guide: Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt, Tuition: $195 *Tuition includes admission to Chimamanda Adichie’s…

  • Delve Spring 2019: Walter Benjamin

    $220.00

    Tuesdays, May 7 – June 11, 2019 (six sessions) 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Guide: Bennett Gilbert, Tuition: $220 In this Delve seminar we will read some of Walter Benjamin’s essays and notes in connection with the events of his times…

  • Delve Winter 2019 – Hooked: Addiction in Literature

    $250.00

      Hooked: Addiction in Literature Tuesdays, March 5-April 16, 2019 (six sessions; no meeting March 26)* 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: Melissa Joan Walker, Tuition: $250 *Tuition includes admission to Jacqueline Woodson’s Portland Arts & Lectures event on April 4 at the…