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Novel and Author Studies

Led by Folio librarian Lillian Dabney, in-depth novel studies and author studies offer a slow and deep dive into a work of literature or a complete reading of an author’s entire catalog of work. 

Gain a profound understanding of the intricacies of the story, including character, setting, themes  and language and learn how authors weave their tapestry with each novel. Depending on the length of a given novel or an author's body of work, studies take place over a several weeks or months, and discussions are based on the Shared Inquiry technique.

  • Author Study: August Wilson (Aug 23 - May 22)
    Author Study: August Wilson (Aug 23 - May 22)
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    Wed, Aug 23
    Online via Zoom
    Aug 23, 2023, 4:00 PM – May 21, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Aug 23, 2023, 4:00 PM – May 21, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
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  • Long Novel Study: Middlemarch
    Long Novel Study: Middlemarch
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    Mon, Jan 23
    Online via Zoom
    Jan 23, 2023, 4:00 PM PST – Mar 27, 2023, 6:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    Jan 23, 2023, 4:00 PM PST – Mar 27, 2023, 6:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
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  • Author Study: Colson Whitehead
    Author Study: Colson Whitehead
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    Wed, Sep 28
    Online via Zoom
    Sep 28, 2022, 4:00 PM – Oct 18, 2022, 1:27 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Sep 28, 2022, 4:00 PM – Oct 18, 2022, 1:27 PM
    Online via Zoom
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  • Author Study: The Novels Of Kazuo Ishiguro
    Author Study: The Novels Of Kazuo Ishiguro
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    Wed, Sep 22
    Online via Zoom
    Sep 22, 2021, 4:00 PM PDT – Apr 27, 2022, 6:00 PM PDT
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    Sep 22, 2021, 4:00 PM PDT – Apr 27, 2022, 6:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom
    September 2021 - April 2022. An in depth reading of the novels of Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro, led by Folio librarian Lillian Dabney.
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  • Toni Morrison Author Study: Paradise
    Toni Morrison Author Study: Paradise
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    Wed, Jan 27
    Online via Zoom
    Jan 27, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Jan 27, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
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    Toni Morrison's first novel since she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
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  • Moby Dick: A Reading Series
    Moby Dick: A Reading Series
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    Mon, Jan 04
    Online event via Zoom
    Jan 04, 2021, 4:00 PM PST – Feb 22, 2021, 6:00 PM PST
    Online event via Zoom
    Jan 04, 2021, 4:00 PM PST – Feb 22, 2021, 6:00 PM PST
    Online event via Zoom
    Folio Seattle and The Center for Wooden Boats host an in-depth reading of Moby Dick.
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  • Author Study: Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
    Author Study: Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
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    Wed, Oct 28
    Online Event via Zoom
    Oct 28, 2020, 4:00 PM
    Online Event via Zoom
    Oct 28, 2020, 4:00 PM
    Online Event via Zoom
    Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention of the love story.
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