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VIRTUAL EVENT: Registration Required https://go.lehigh.edu/bookclub
Once registered, you will be emailed a ZOOM Link.
The Humanities Center Book Club in January 2021 for Undergraduates and their Families!
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Tuesdays - January 12, 19, 26 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Wednesdays - January 13, 20, 27 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.
The Humanities Center will host a book club in January 2021 on Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven, a novel about how the arts and humanities sustain community in the aftermath of a devastating pandemic. It's a fantastic book, particularly relevant to our present moment. We invite any interested Lehigh undergraduates to join, either on their own or with a family member. Students and their families will need to purchase their own copies of the book, but the book club itself will be free. Sessions of 10-12 participants will be facilitated by Lehigh humanities faculty and graduate students. In addition, the Humanities Lab will host a panel--open to the community--on arts and humanities perspectives on pandemics. Please use this link to register: https://go.lehigh.edu/bookclub Once registered, you will be emailed a ZOOM Link.
Set in the days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.
One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time—from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains—this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet.
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