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Virtual
Literary
Salons

A literary salon is all about gathering to critique and analyze literature and, in 2021, 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.

"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.

 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

 
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The Haunting of Hill House

by Shirley Jackson

Thursday, October 28, 2021

2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. EST

US/CAN sold out!
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Mary, A Fiction and

The Wrongs of Woman, or Maria

by Mary Wollstonecraft

Thursday, November 25, 2021

7:30 p.m. EST

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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

by E. T. A. Hoffman

Thursday, December 16, 2021

7:30 p.m. EST

Both of these texts

can be found for free

on Project Gutenberg.

On the calendar:

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  • January 2022: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • February 2022: Passing by Nella Larsen

  • March 2022: Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

  • April 2022: Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

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.

“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.

Have questions?