Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Helen Macdonald's 2015 nonfiction title H is for Hawk.
In the work, Macdonald recounts her experience of attempting to train a goshawk, a fierce bird of prey, while grieving her father’s death.
Lecture N° 5 From 17th to 19th Century: Understanding French Political History, Royals, Revolution, and Republic Through One Enduring Symbol: The Woman.
Guest Speaker - Vanessa Badré
The woman has long been a symbol of the French nation, but how have the representations of female figures throughout the centuries expressed the French ideas of nation, kingdom, and eventually liberty and republic .
Kate Chopin (1850–1904) is an American writer best known for her stories about the inner lives of sensitive, daring women. She is widely recognized as one of America’s essential authors. Chopin started writing in her thirties and within a decade published ninety five short stories, two novels as well as several poems and critical essays..
by David Hoof, Professor Emeritus of Writing, Georgetown University
David Hoof, Professor Emeritus of Writing, Georgetown University, will offer three workshops on Beginning the Novel.
Please join us on Saturdays - November 7, 14, and 21, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Please call or email to register : 202-727-0232, email@example.com
Award-winning DC poet Roberta Beary will read from her published works. Roberta studied haiku in Japan. Her individual poems, an unconventional hybrid of haiku and senryu, have been honored throughout North America, Europe and Asia for their innovative style.
Her book of short poems, The Unworn Necklace(Snapshot Press, 2007), was a finalist for the William Carlos Williams Book Award (Poetry Society of America) and was named a Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award prize winner.
Novels set in boarding school are perfect for the reader who may care for realistic stories over science fiction and fantasy but still want a good dose of escapism. Although most of the books here fall under contemporary or realistic fiction, the boarding schools almost feel like separate worlds. Each of these institutions has a history and characters whose stories long to be told. These novels are written for a young adult audience but can be enjoyed by adult readers as well.
Nadia Hashimi's literary debut novel, The Pearl that Broke Its Shell, is described as a searing tale of powerlessness, fate and the freedom to control one's own destiny. Critics say the book combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri and Lisa See.