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Virtual
Literary
Salons

A literary salon is all about gathering to talk about and critique literature and, in 2023, we gather virtually.

 

Join a global community of literature lovers.

Every month we host two online book discussions: one on a modern novel and one on a classic novel. See the upcoming schedule for both below.

Better than a 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 bookworms from around the world.

Marisa appears on her laptop screen.

"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.

Marisa stands outside in a pink shirt and jeans holding books and smiling at the camera.

 Meet Your Host: Marisa 

Upcoming Virtual Literary Salons

Salon Schedule

Tempted by more than one book?

Sign up for one of our membership options to save you time and money.

January 2024

Sign up for The Scarlet Letter and get $5 off your ticket to discuss Alice Hoffman's The Invisible Hour in February. Hawthorne's novel is key to understanding the themes and references in Hoffman's latest novel.

Only 2 tickets left to discuss Yellowface by R. F. Kuang.

Yellowface

by R. F. Kuang

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024

7:30 p.m. EST

Join the online discussion on The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024

7:30 p.m. EST

February 2024

A copt of Alice Hoffman's novel The Invisible Hour lays on a marble background.

The Invisible Hour

by Alice Hoffman

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024

7:30 p.m. EST

A copy of Mary Shelley's 1818 edition of Frankenstein lays flat.

Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024

7:30 p.m. EST

March 2024

In March we're discussing Strega by Johanne Lykke Holm.

Strega

by Johanne Lykke Holm

Thursday, Mar. 21, 2024

7:30 p.m. EST

Join the discussion on Toni Morrison's award winning novel Beloved.

Beloved

by Toni Morrison

Thursday, Mar. 28, 2024

7:30 p.m. EST

Coming up next:

  • April 2024 Modern: To be announced

  • April 2024 Classic: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

  • May 2024 ModernTo be announced

  • May 2024 ClassicThe Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

 

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.

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