Thursday, January 9, 2014

Spring 2014: 1441 Amazing Pages!


Tuesday, February 18, 3-4
(in Trammel Conference Room - BH 2243)
 
Timothy O’Grady “hosts”
the meeting on his novels   
Divine Magnetic Lands:
A Journey in America
and Light.

Thursday, March 6, 1:30-2:30
(in BH 1018)
Daniel Woodrell’s

Film showing of Winter’s Bone in White Auditorium, 
discussion following (3:00-5:45 PM)

  
Monday, March 10, 12-1
(in SC 108)
Rilla Askew “hosts”
the meeting on her novel Harpsong.
(need to borrow a copy - email schesne@nwacc.edu)
 


Wednesday, April 16, 1:30-2:30
(in BH 2243)
Mohja Kahf "hosts" the meeting on
(copies for loan are available in the library)






Locations to be announced.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Spend fall with Katrina

Dave Eggers' Zeitoun is a national bestseller
and a winner of numerous awards. 
 
The Chicago Sun-Times called it "transformative...
[a story about] the trials of a good man
who believes in God and happens to have a canoe." 

Read this non-fiction novel: 
get a new understanding
of Hurricane Katrina,
Bush's "war on terror"
and being Muslim in America.

Book Club will meet Tuesday,
October 29, from 3-4, in BH 2243
(Trammel Conference Room).

New York Times Sunday Book Review 
of Zeitoun is here.

Copies are available for loan
(contact schesne@nwacc.edu)
and in the bookstore.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Moore and Silano for Spring!

Join us this spring to read and discuss and listen...
                     

  in early March
Christopher Moore's Fool
a novel where he brings the Fool
of Shakespeare's King Lear to life. 

We'll meet Thursday, March 14, 
from 3-4 in the Trammel Conference Room (BH 2243).




See Moore for more.









 in late April
Martha Silano will be visiting
and reading from her poetry.





The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception













See Silano for more.

Her reading is Wednesday, April 24 at 7pm
in Peterson Auditorium
(room 1047 in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development).

All are invited.



Monday, August 20, 2012

Spend the fall with Skloot!

This fall we will read Rebecca Skloot's
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
NEW TIME!! Join us Thursday, November 15, from 3-4, in BH 2243.
I have a few books to loan;
the NWACC bookstore will also order some in September.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Spring with Urrea, Tan, and Walker

 
Two meetings are devoted to Luis Alberto Urrea's The Devil's Highway:
Tuessday, February 9 and Tuesday, March 6.

Both meetings are in Burns Hall, 2243 (Trammel Conference Room).

Copies are available for loan. Contact schesne@nwacc.edu.


We will also meet to discuss Shaun Tan's The Arrival on Tuesday, March 29 at 3 in BH 2243. Copies are available for loan. Contact schesne@nwacc.edu.







Since Cody Walker is coming to NWACC to read from his book of poetry, Shuffle and Breakdown, we will not meet officially but will attend his reading on Friday, April 20, at 7pm.  

See http://waywiser-press.com/walker.html for more about his book.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Trethewey's Native Guard

The book club enjoyed Trethewey's Bellocq's Ophelia so much that we decided to meet one more time this semster to discuss another book of her poems, Native Guard. This book, at its most basic, is about slavery and the South. See Native Guard for more insights into her Pulitzer Prize-winning book. 

We will meet Tuesday, November 29 from 12-1 in the Dick Trammel Conference room, BH 2243.

Books are available for loan. Contact schesne@nwacc.edu.


Trethewey's Bellocq's Ophelia


Faculty and students at our inaugural official first meeting on October 27, 2011, discussed Natasha Trethewey's Bellocq's Ophelia, a book of poems about prostitutes in the Storyville section of New Orleans in the early 20th century. The poems about this section of the city led to talk about women and men, voice and race and culture.

If you missed the meeting and are interested in the book, there's a short prezzi with some of Bellocq's photographs.

Here also is a link to Trethewey's discussion and reading of poems from this collection.