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Posts By: Emma Poltrack



Resource Guide: ‘Hag-Seed’ by Margaret Atwood

On March 4, 2021 the Folger returns to its Virtual Book Club with ‘Hag-Seed’ by Margaret Atwood. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to this innovative retelling of ‘The Tempest.’


Words, Words, Words: ‘Hag-Seed’ by Margaret Atwood

The Folger’s virtual book club, Words, Words, Words continues on Thursday, March 4 with a discussion of Margaret Atwood’s ‘Hag-Seed.’ To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this innovative retelling of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest.’




Recommended Reading: ‘Not Just Another Day Off’

A curated list of recommended reading related to ‘Not Just Another Day Off,’ our our annual celebration of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taking place on Monday, January 18, 2021.



Words, Words, Words: ‘Hamnet’ by Maggie O’Farrell

Folger Public Programs closes out our book club series for 2020 on Thursday, December 3, with a discussion of Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this moving account of marriage, motherhood, and grief.


Words, Words, Words: ‘Station Eleven’ by Emily St. John Mandel

Kicking off next Thursday, we will be welcoming friends from all around the world to discuss Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven as part of a new virtual book club. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this deeply moving novel.