Barbara Kingsolver: The Poisonwood Bible
Thursdays, November 1 – November 15, 2012 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Portland Center Stage, The Armory, 128 NW Eleventh Avenue
In these three evenings of conversation about Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible, we’ll explore the richness and depth of themes in the novel, including colonization, religious fervor, and the complications of family dynamic. The novel is set in a land of mystery, danger, darkness, and startling beauty–the characters in this novel learn for themselves that “In Congo, it seems the land owns the people.” We’ll talk about what, in the context of this book, that might mean.
*Tuition for this seminar includes a ticket to Portland Arts & Lectures’ presentation of Barbara Kingsolver on November 16, 2012
GUIDE: Debra Gwartney is the author of a memoir, Live Through This, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Award, Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, and the Oregon Book Award. Debra has taught writing and literature courses for over fifteen years, most recently at Pacific University, where she is a member of the nonfiction faculty for the MFA in writing program, and she was twice awarded the teacher of the year prize at Portland State University.