FALL VHC SERIES: Pandemics, the Surreal and the Real

A new Vermont Humanities Council Series will again originate at Quechee Library as we confront this difficult year by looking at it through fiction with scholar Suzanne Brown.  Join us by pre-registering for socially distanced inside seating or a Zoom link as will be doing the series in this hybrid manner. Reading materials available at the library.

Monday, Sept. 21, 4:30 pm: When Reality is Surreal, Only Fiction Can Make Sense of it.  Contemporary short stories inspired by the 14th Century Decameron will be the material for this afternoon’s discussion.

Monday, Oct. 19, 4:30 pm: Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter. This classic novella is set during the 1918 pandemic.  In addition to discussing it, we will read aloud and and discuss poems from Kyrie by Ellen Voight Bryant.

Monday, Nov. 16, 3:30 pm: Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton.  This haunting book focuses on two outsiders, one traveling through space and one alone in the Arctic, in a transformed world.