Delve Spring 2019 – Embolden Your Reading


Delve Spring 2019 – Embolden Your Reading


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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 October 11 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)

Reading is an opportunity to empathize and gain new perspectives. Our national conversation about gender and human rights has been a place of great discussion and creativity, and this seminar will give us a chance to think more broadly and more boldly about how to enter and engage in discussions related to #MeToo, #TimesUp, LGBTQIA+ rights and other inequalities based on gender. We’ll look at diversity in genre, race, perspective and point-of-view and discuss how to reinforce social justice for less-canonized and considered voices through our reading choices and their perspectives. (A $20 photocopying fee for the reader’s packet is included in this seminar’s tuition.)

Reading List (packet included with tuition): Works of nonfiction and fiction by Jill Lepore, Siri Hustvedt, Carmen Maria Machado, Margaret Atwood, Leni Zumas, Michelle Tea, Phoebe Robinson, and Rebecca Solnit; poetry by Patricia Lockwood, Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Morgan Parker, Aracelis Girmay, Jenny Xie, Jenny Zhang, and Analicia Sotelo

Embolden Your Reading Assignment #1
All these readings are available online. Please read them on your device or print out a copy to take notes on (as you prefer). Your reading packet for the remaining readings will be passed out at the first class meeting

Poems by Patricia Lockwood
“The Hypo-Domme Speaks, and Speaks and Speaks”

“Rape Joke”

Fiction by Carmen Maria Machado
“The Husband Stitch”


Fiction by Kristen Roupenian
“Cat Person”

Nonfiction by Michelle Tea
“HAGS in Your Face”


Sara Guest is an editor and poet. Her previous work has included being an editor for Encyclopaedia Britannica, producer for Harpo Studios (Oprah’s Book Club), and program coordinator for Write Around Portland. She is currently the creative manager for Swaim Strategies. Sara has an MA in English from Case Western Reserve University.

Delve Access Program
We want Delve seminars to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. We are happy to offer an Access Program which provides reduced tuition to qualifying participants. Our Access Program offers Delve seminar registrations at a sliding scale amount of $45-$100 per registration.

We are able to offer at least 25 Access Spots in the 2018-19 season, due to a generous gift from Sue and Ed Einowski. Contact Susan Moore at if you would like to take a Delve at the Access Rate.