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Collection Connections: ‘Booth’ by Karen Joy Fowler

Held on the first Thursday of the month, the Folger’s virtual book club is free and open to all. Here, we revisit the presentation by David McKenzie, Head of Exhibitions at the Folger, about Folger collection items related to the novel ‘Booth’ by Karen Joy Fowler.


Resource Guide: ‘Booth’ by Karen Joy Fowler

On February 2, 2022 the Folger’s virtual book club continues with a discussion of ‘Booth’ by Karen Joy Fowler. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to 19th-century Shakespeare performance and the Booth family.


Words, Words, Words: ‘Booth’ by Karen Joy Fowler

The Folger’s virtual book club, Words, Words, Words continues on Thursday, February 2 with a discussion of ‘Booth’ by Karen Joy Fowler. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this intimate portrayal of one American family whose celebrity turned to infamy.


Collection Connections: ‘Black Cake’ by Charmaine Wilkerson

Held on the first Thursday of the month, the Folger’s virtual book club is free and open to all. Here, we revisit the presentation by Brittany Merritt Nash about sugar production and its relationship to ‘Black Cake’ by Charmaine Wilkerson.


Resource Guide: ‘Black Cake’ by Charmaine Wilkerson

On December 1, 2022 the Folger’s virtual book club continues with a discussion of Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to food and food pathways.


Words, Words, Words: ‘Black Cake’ by Charmaine Wilkerson

The Folger’s virtual book club, Words, Words, Words continues on Thursday, December 1 with a discussion of Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this multi-generational family story.



Resource Guide: ‘Ramón and Julieta’ by Alana Quintana Albertson

On November 3, 2022 the Folger’s virtual book club continues with a discussion of Ramón and Julieta’ by Alana Quintana Albertson. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and Latinx Shakespeare.


Words, Words, Words: ‘Ramón and Julieta’ by Alana Quintana Albertson

The Folger’s virtual book club continues on Thursday, November 3 with a discussion of ‘Ramón and Julieta’ by Alana Quintana Albertson. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this retelling of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ set amongst warring taco restaurants.


Collection Connections: ‘Shadowplay’ by Joseph O’Connor

Held on the first Thursday of the month, the Folger’s virtual book club is free and open to all. Here, we revisit the items shared by Dr. Jason McElligott, Director of Marsh’s Library, on October 6, 2022 as an introduction to ‘Shadowplay’ by Joseph O’Connor.