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Wed, Sep 25


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Author Study: William Faulkner

Monthly on the 4th Wednesday, Sep 25 - May 28

Author Study: William Faulkner
Author Study: William Faulkner

Time & Location

Sep 25, 2024, 4:00 PM PDT – May 28, 2025, 6:00 PM PDT

Online via Zoom

About the Event

"The past is never dead. It's not even past."  -  William Faulkner.

Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum invites you to explore the well known novels of one of America's most remarkable and perplexing writers, William Faulkner. The gruop will meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month, with November and December dates to be discussed. View the full schedule  and order books in this series on Folio's Bookshop.

Many of Faulkner's novels are set in the fictional town of Yoknapatawpha County that is based on his hometown of Oxford in Lafayette County Mississippi. In his novels Faulkner explores how people process the past; what they stubbornly hold onto, unwittingly forget, and willingly distort. He contemplates the unreliable nature of history and memory, and uses confusion intentionally to encourage us to investigate the mysterious parts of the mind and listen to the hidden meanings of life.His works are rarely easy to read, yet deeply rewarding.

William Cuthbert Faulkner was born in 1897 and raised in Oxford, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life. One of the towering figures of American literature, he is the author of The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom!, and As I Lay Dying, among many other remarkable book. Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1950 and France's Legion of Honor in 1951. A Fable won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer in 1955  and his final book The Reivers received a posthumous Pulitzer Prize in 1962. He died in 1962.

"No man ever put more of his heart and soul into the written word than did William Faulkner. If you want to know all you can about the heart and soul, the fiction where he put it is still right there." - Eudora Welty



  • 2 hours

    The Sound and the Fury

  • 2 hours

    As I Lay Dying

7 more items available


  • Folio Member

    +$3.25 service fee
  • General Admission

    +$4.13 service fee
  • Donation

    +Service fee



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