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Reading Global;

in Big Brother's shadow

2023-10-15 15:00:00 2023-10-15 16:30:00 America/Phoenix Reading Global; Tempe Public Library - Ironwood Classroom

Sunday, October 15
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-10-15 15:00:00 2023-10-15 16:30:00 America/Phoenix Reading Global; Join us to read how memoirs and novels from different times and places channel experience, imagination and Orwell's legacy to inspire solidarity against actual, fictional and potential dictatorships. Tempe Public Library - Ironwood Classroom

Tempe Public Library

Ironwood Classroom

Join us to read how memoirs and novels from different times and places channel experience, imagination and Orwell's legacy to inspire solidarity against actual, fictional and potential dictatorships.

George Orwell's 1984 continues to influence writers and readers facing authoritarianism, surveillance and the deliberate blurring of truth and lies.

In 2019, journalist George Packer wrote in The Atlantic " It’s almost impossible to talk about propaganda, surveillance, authoritarian politics, or perversions of truth without dropping a reference to 1984. " George Orwell's novel, first published in 1948, remains a powerful resource for writers and readers seeking to understand and challenge the continued threat of totalitarianism to democratic culture. Read memoirs and novels from different periods and cultures—including China, Russia, Iran, Japan as well as Canada and the U.S.--we will explore how authors channel experience and imagination to raise awareness and inspire solidarity in the face of actual, fictional and would-be dictators.

12/17   Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie 
1/28    The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood                               
2/25    Waiting to Be Arrested at Night by Tahir Hamit Izgil 
3/24    The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shofookeh Azar    
4/28    The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson 

QUESTIONS? 480-350-5500

FEE: None

REGISTRATION: Required 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Clubs | Adult Education |

TAGS: | reading global | book clubs | book club | big brother | 1984 |

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