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NHM Virtual Book Club – The Penelopiad

NHM Virtual Book Club – The Penelopiad


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Join us at the National Hellenic Museum’s Virtual Book Club, facilitated by NHM Resident Scholar Dr. Katherine Kelaidis & Manager of Programs & Events Cairo Dye.  Each month the NHM Book Club will choose a book that is either inspired by the Hellenic legacy or by a Greek American author (and sometimes both!). Then we will gather to discuss the book on Zoom!

NHM Virtual Book Club is free to join and meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7pm CST

On March 18th we will be discussing The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Click here to register now for free:—The-Penelopiad

More about The Penelopiad:

Margaret Atwood, acclaimed author of the The Handmaid’s Tale, retells the story of The Odyssey from the point of view of Odysseus’s long suffering wife Penelope. Focusing on the story of Penelope and the twelve hanged maids, Atwood seeks to answer two enduring questions of The Odyssey: “What led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to?” Marked byAtwood’s astute insight, Penelopiad will forever change how you approach one of humanity’s most enduring tales.

Upcoming Bookclub Selections:

March 18th – The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

April 15th – The Siege of Troy by Theodor Kallifatides

May 20th – Uncle Petros & Goldbach’s Conjecture by Apostolos Doxiadis

June 17th – A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes


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