Sirmione Book Club English: “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood

The English reading group of the Sirmione Library: appointments after the summer break

FRIDAY 10TH JUNE 2022

The book of the month of the Sirmione Book Club English is “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood.
The first season of the English reading group of the Sirmione Library has come to an end. The first meeting of the new season, where we will discuss the book, will be in september. We will schedule as soon as possible the date.

Latest news!: the well known English writer Tim Parks will be in Sirmione to present his new book in a special meeting on september 9th 2022. We will update you soon with more details for the booking procedure.

The Hero’s Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna
Tim Parks
presents his book
Friday 9th september, 6:00 pm, Hotel Olivi Spa & Natural Wellness

Born in Manchester in 1954, Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. In 1981 he moved to Italy where he has lived ever since, raising a family of three children. He has written fourteen novels including Europa (shortlisted for the Booker prize), Destiny, Cleaver, and most recently In Extremis.
During the nineties he wrote two personal and highly popular accounts of his life in northern Italy, Italian Neighbours and An Italian Education. Among other publications,
Tim has translated works by Moravia, Calvino, Calasso, Machiavelli and Leopardi. He is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books

The Hero’s Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna  follows the hair-raising journey of Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi, 250-miles on foot from Rome to Ravenna, to explore Italy’s past and present. In the summer of 1849, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italy’s legendary revolutionary hero, was finally forced to abandon his defence of Rome. He and his men had held the besieged city for three long months, but now it was clear that only surrender would prevent slaughter and destruction at the hands of a much superior French army. Against all odds, Garibaldi was determined to turn defeat into moral victory. The Hero’s Way is a fascinating portrait of Italy past and present, and a celebration of determination, creativity, desperate courage and profound belief.

Those who love to read know that there is nothing better than sharing thoughts on a book you have just finished, talking about it, discussing it with someone who has enjoyed the same moments of pleasant reading experience. So, what’s better than join us in the Sirmione Book Club English: a reading group coordinated by Rosemary Williamson.

You can quickly and easily become part of a club of readers where you can share the pleasure of a book and bring your contribution to the debate that will open from time to time on the proposed texts. There will be room for everyone to actively intervene on the topics defined during the evenings on the calendar.

Already full of initiatives, our Public Library is confirmed as the best place to experience moments of individual and collective growth. A protected environment to dialogue and express one’s emotions that arise from engaging readings: an opportunity, once again, to create community in an active way.

The Sirmione Book Club English is open to everybody, even though a good English (read and spoken) is needed.

The meetings will be held every second Thursday of the month, every other month, at 8:00 pm at the “Mario Ferrari” Public Library of Sirmione. In each meeting, the book presented the previous time will be discussed and the book that will be discussed in the next meeting will be revealed. The first evening will be dedicated to the presentation of the project and the announcement of the title that will launch the initiative.

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