In this structured reading group, participants delve into island literature and look beyond the paradisiacal image of Key West. Read and discuss books and excerpts by writers who understood the island as a vital, living, complicated place. Selections include works by Ernest Hemingway, Elizabeth Bishop and Thomas McGuane. Gain a better understanding of the island, its history and its rich literary heritage. Drop into one or sign up for the entire series! Advance reading required for each session.
Jan 23 – The Young Wrecker on the Florida Reef by Richard Meade Bache
Feb 6 – To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
Feb 27 – Assorted poetry (handout)
Mar 13 – 92 In The Shade by Thomas McGuane
Apr 3 – Familiar Spirits by Alison Lurie
Apr 21 – Bones of Coral by James W. Hall
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