Popcorn & Pages - Wonder Boys (via Webex)

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Registration for this event will close on July 17, 2020 @ 7:00pm.
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Join us online on July 17 at 7pm for "Popcorn & Pages", where we explore books and their cinematic adaptations. Participants will read the book and watch the film on their own, and we will meet via Webex to discuss our thoughts on both versions.

Space is limited, so registration is required. Register, and you will receive meeting login information the day before the program.

Our selection for July is Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon, available on Hoopla and Kanopy.



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Description from Hoopla:

Chabon's extraordinary story of one turbulent weekend in the life of a struggling writer, a satire of the permanent adolescence of the creative class. A wildly successful first novel made Grady Tripp a young star, and seven years later he still hasn't grown up. He's now a writing professor in Pittsburgh, plummeting through middle age, stuck with an unfinishable manuscript, an estranged wife, a pregnant girlfriend, and a talented but deeply disturbed student named James Leer. During one lost weekend at a writing festival with Leer and debauched editor Terry Crabtree, Tripp must finally confront the wreckage made of his past decisions. Mordant but humane, Wonder Boys features characters as loveably flawed as any in American fiction.  


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