Chicago Women: Celebrating Our Voices
What are you doing Tuesday evening May 17? How about celebrating the release of an amazing anthology of women’s writing? Join us to cheer the publication of our new book Her Own Accord: American Women on Identity, Culture, and Community at a free event on DePaul University’s Lincoln Park campus. Three of the authors included in the book—Nina Barrett, Cristina Henríquez, and Laura Negrete—will be there to discuss their creative processes and how gender impacts their lives. Mark your calendar now to meet other Chicago women, enjoy hearing individual females voices, & celebrate the strength of our collective voice! Find out more & register today!
It was indeed a fascinating discussion with a delightful group. Our Mutual Friend was so much fun to read and so hard to put down that it was a treat to think deliberately about it for those 15 hours. The variety of perspectives among our group on the psychology and motivations of the characters was fascinating. I especially enjoyed Nancy’s questions about tests of character and relationships posed in the plot, who failed the tests, who surpassed them, and why. It was a wonderful week at Toronto Pursuits.
Nancy, this is a great note on Classical Pursuits, which I encourage all to consider attending, as well as on Dickens and the Shared Enquiry (TM) approach more generally. I remember with such fondness our consideration last year of that greatest of all (OK, well almost all) books, Middlemarch. The book, the July in Toronto, your leadership, and reading and discussion in general – all very highly recommended. I look forward to Classical Pursuits next July!!
Thank you, Jess! I’ve learned a great deal from participants at Classical Pursuits over the years, and I look forward to it each summer.