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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.



Collection Connections: ‘Hamnet’

Dr. Emma Poltrack shares the Folger collection items she presented on December 3, 2020 as an introduction to ‘Hamnet’ by Maggie O’Farrell.


Resource Guide: ‘Hamnet’ by Maggie O’Farrell

On December 3, 2020 the Folger hosts its last Virtual Book Club of 2020 with ‘Hamnet’ by Maggie O’Farrell. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to Anne (Agnes) Hathaway, life in Stratford-upon-Avon, and Shakespeare’s iconic play of grief and mourning.


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.


Collection Connections: ‘License to Quill’

Rachel B. Dankert, Learning and Engagement Librarian, shares the Folger collection items she presented on November 5, 2020 as an introduction to ‘License to Quill’ by Jacopo della Quercia.