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Words, Words, Words: ‘License to Quill’ by Jacopo della Quercia

Folger Public Programs celebrates bonfire night with our virtual book club, Words, Words, Words. On Thursday, November 5, we will be discussing Jacopo della Quercia’s License to Quill. We’ve compiled some introductory information on this James Bond-inspired Shakespeare thriller.



Resource Guide: ‘I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem’

To prepare for the Folger’s Book Club discussion of ‘I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem’ by Maryse Condé, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to witchcraft, medicine, and other themes of this award-winning novel.


Words, Words, Words: ‘I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem’ by Maryse Condé

Folger Public Programs continues on Thursday, October 1, as we welcome friends from all around the world to discuss Maryse Condé’s ‘I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem.’ To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this French Grand Prix award-winner for women’s literature.



Resource Guide: ‘The Shakespeare Requirement’ by Julie Schumacher

To prepare for our discussion on ‘The Shakespeare Requirement,’ we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to Shakespeare in education that would earn even Professor Cassovan’s seal of approval—including some pop quizzes for extra credit!


Words, Words, Words: ‘The Shakespeare Requirement’ by Julie Schumacher

On Thursday, September 3, we will be welcoming friends from all around the world to discuss Julie Schumacher’s The Shakespeare Requirement. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this satiric look at the follies and foibles of higher learning.


Collection Connections: ‘Station Eleven’

Dr. Emma Poltrack shares the items she presented to the Folger virtual book club on August 6, 2020 as an introduction to ‘Station Eleven’ by Emily St. John Mandel.


Resource Guide: ‘Station Eleven’ by Emily St. John Mandel

On August 6, 2020, Folger launched its new Virtual Book Club with a discussion of Emily St. John Mandel’s ‘Station Eleven.’ To dig deeper into the themes discussed, or to inspire your own book club, we have pulled together a list of related Folger resources to aid you in your exploration.


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.