DC Reads Asks, "Why Lolita?"
Published on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 4:15pm
This month, staff leaders of the book groups based at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will lead a discussion of Vladimir Nabokov's influential work, and the book group it inspired in Iran. The experiences of the clandestine book group is documented by author Azar Nafisi in her book, Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books , this year's selection for DC Reads. All are welcome to participate as members of the four book groups come together to explore this fascinating topic!
The event will be held on Tuesday evening, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m. It will occur in the East Lobby just outside of Room 221, located on the second floor of the Library. Readers interested in attending can reserve copies of both Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov and Reading Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi in DCPL's online catalog featured on our home page, at www.dclibrary.org.
This all-community book discussion is a DC Reads event. DC Reads: One Book. One City. One Good Read. is an annual literary event sponsored by the DC Public Library that encourages the community to come together through the reading and discussion of a common book. This city wide program is a four-week celebration of the joy of reading which will include discussions and special events inspired by the themes and issues of the book. The goal of the program is to promote the pleasure of reading, appeal to a wide audience generating in-depth questions and discussions, and engage the community in an array of programs using various artistic means.
Find more DC Reads events at http://www.dclibrary.org/dcreads.