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Kate Chopin - Author

Classics Reading Group - Discusses Kate Chopin's "The Awakening"

Tuesday January 5th, 2016 1:00 p.m.

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..   

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Georgetown Book Club: God Help the Child

Selection for January

As its title suggests, Toni Morrison's 2015 novel God Help the Child center

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My Brilliant Friend

Georgetown Book Club's December selection

In My Brilliant Friend, Italian author Elena Ferrante introduces friends Elena and Lila, whose lives she goes on to follow throughout her recently completed

Beginning the Novel by David Hoof

Beginning the Novel

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,

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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Georgetown Book Club's November Selection

In his 2015 nonfiction title, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the LusitaniaErik Larson chronicles the fate of ocean liner the RMS Lusitania, the sinking of which by German U-boat in May 1915 had far-reaching glob

Roberta Beary - Poet

Poetry Reading - Haiku By Roberta Beary

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.  

All Aunt Hagar's Children

All Aunt Hagar's Children

Georgetown Book Club's October selection

This October, the Georgetown Book Club celebrates DC Reads with a discussion of this year's selection, All Aunt Hagar’s Children by Edward P. Jones.

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

All Boarded Up

Boarding school stories for young adult readers

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.

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Graphic Novels About Travel

If you’re looking at the pile of papers on your desk and wishing you were still on vacation, try curling up with a travel themed graphic novel. Ink and pen drawings and snappy dialogue will make you feel you’re on the plane again, instead of in another Monday meeting.Tokyo On Foot: Travels in the City’s Most Colorful Neighborhoods by Florent Chavouet 

Author Nadia Hashimi

Nadia Hashimi - Author Talk

'The Pearl That Broke Its Shell'

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.