Miami Book Fair
It’s official! Authors Roberto G. Fernández, Edwidge Danticat, M. Evelina Galang, and Emma Ruby-Sachs will participate in a panel discussion focused on the new Immigrant Voices anthology at the Miami Book Fair. Editors Achy Obejas and Megan Bayles will lead an exciting conversation at on Saturday, November 22 at 11:30 a.m. The panel will take place at the Wolfson Campus at Miami Dade College, Room 8303, Building 8, 300 NE Second Avenue, Miami.
We expect a high turnout, and hope that all our Miami-based teachers, customers, and students make plans to attend. The book is appropriate for students at the high school level and above, so consider making it a class activity! The audience will get to delve into 4 of the book’s 18 selections, and gain new perspectives on the stories the authors tell. Read the press release for more information.
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.