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Virtual
Literary
Salons

A literary salon is all about gathering to critique and analyze literature and, in 2022, we gather virtually. Join a global community of literature lovers.

This is not another book club.

Grab a drink and connect.

What you get:

  • Up to 90 minutes of book-focussed discussion on great literature.

  • Interesting and well-researched facts about the author and their work to dive deeper into the novel being discussed.  

  • Important historical context to better understand references in the novel.

  • Convenience of just reading and showing up—date, time, and technology are all sorted for you.

  • Facilitated by an individual who has a Master's degree in English literature.

  • Meet and converse with other book lovers from around the world.

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"The discussion really made me think about themes I hadn't considered and helped me to appreciate the book even more. Le Salon was exactly what I have been looking for in a book discussion!"

--Cassandra C.

After working in communications for 10 years, my desire to engage seriously with literature led me back to academia to earn my Master’s degree in English literature, graduating with the highest honours. My MA major research paper focussed on the psychology of community in Frankenstein and Wuthering Heights.

My academic research skills and experience facilitating in the boardroom and the classroom make me uniquely qualified to facilitate friendly and informative virtual literary salons. Grab a drink and connect with bibliophiles from around the world!

 

This is not another book club.

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 Meet Your Host: Marisa 

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Curious about the kind of research and analysis you can expect? Explore Le Salon on

the Further Reading Blog.

Upcoming Virtual Literary Salons

 

July 2022

Coming up next:

  • ​October 2022: Waking the Witch by Pam Grossman (A Non-Fiction Read!)

 

  • October 2022: Dracula by Bram Stoker

  • November 2022: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 

Registration for the virtual literary salons are open three months at a time. Need a reminder? Sign up for our email list to be the first to know when registration opens.

August 2022

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Alias Grace

by Margaret Atwood

Thursday, July 28, 2022

7:30 p.m. EST

September 2022

The Dark Queens

by Shelley Puhak

Thursday, August 11, 2022

7:30 p.m. EST

The Sound and the Fury

by William Faulker

Thursday, August 25, 2022

7:30 p.m. EST

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Swimming Lessons

by Claire Fuller

Thursday, July 21, 2022

7:30 p.m. EST

A modern novel

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Non

fiction

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Bunny

by Mona Awad

Thursday, Sep. 22, 2022

7:30 p.m. EST

A modern novel

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Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded

by Samuel Richardson

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022

7:30 p.m. EST

“It was great to have a more formal understanding of the novel, as opposed to my own Googling.”

--Amy H.

“It was a wonderful experience! I was nervous about talking but Marisa made it so much fun, with really great insight and discussion points. It was incredibly thought provoking!

 

--Kira B.

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