Literary Sojourn Author Study

Literary Sojourn Author Study 2019
June 4, 2019 to August 21, 2019

The Literary Sojourn Author Study is a series of book discussion programs designed to enhance the experience of reading for this year's Literary Sojourn. Participants read and discuss works from featured authors prior to the live event. The Library will provide copies for loan of the titles discussed. 

Lunchtime Discussions

  • Washington Black Book Jacket
    Literary Sojourn Author Study: Washington Black
    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Conference Room - Administration Wing
    The year 1830 finds 12-year-old George enslaved on a sugar plantation in Barbados. His life changes dramatically when his master's younger scientific brother arrives.
  • Gun Love bookcover
    Literary Sojourn Author Study: Gun Love
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Conference Room - Administration Wing
    Jennifer Clement (Prays for the Stolen) tackles homelessness, America's love affair with guns, and the economic despair of folks living on the dark edge of society.
  • The Red Daughter by John Burnham Schwartz
    Literary Sojourn Author Study: The Red Daughter
    Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Conference Room - Administration Wing
    Running from her father's brutal legacy, Joseph Stalin's daughter defects to the United States during the turbulence of the 1960s.

Evening Discussions

  • Gun Love bookcover
    Literary Sojourn Author Study: Gun Love
    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
    Conference Room - Administration Wing
    Jennifer Clement (Prays for the Stolen) tackles homelessness, America's love affair with guns, and the economic despair of folks living on the dark edge of society.
  • The Red Daughter by John Burnham Schwartz
    Literary Sojourn Author Study: The Red Daughter
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
    Conference Room - Administration Wing
    Running from her father's brutal legacy, Joseph Stalin's daughter defects to the United States during the turbulence of the 1960s.
  • Washington Black Book Jacket
    Literary Sojourn Author Study: Washington Black
    Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
    Conference Room - Administration Wing
    The year 1830 finds 12-year-old George enslaved on a sugar plantation in Barbados. His life changes dramatically when his master's younger scientific brother arrives.