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Words, Words, Words: ‘Sweet Sorrow’ by David Nicholls

The Folger’s virtual book club continues on Thursday, June 3 with a discussion of David Nicholls’ ‘Sweet Sorrow.’ To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this tragicomic novel the Washington Post called “a tale of first love that hits all the right notes.”



ENCORES: Selections from Sharon Olds (2016)

Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES, a weekly online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage. Enjoy Sharon Olds sharing a selection of her poems from 2016 reading.


Resource Guide: ‘Circe’ by Madeline Miller

On May 6, 2021 the Folger hosts its Virtual Book Club, featuring a discussion on ‘Circe’ by Madeline Miller. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of resources related to Shakespeare and Greek mythology.


ENCORES: Jazz Funeral for Shakespeare (2016)

Enjoy a performance of ‘The Bourson Street Parade’ by th Liberty Brass Band, part of Free Folger Friday: Jazz Funeral for Shakespeare (2016).