Author Bernardine Evaristo with her Booker Prize Winning novel, Girl, Woman, Other Great Books Discussion Spring 2022 Selection is “Magnificent”

Join the Great Books Discussion at our first meeting on Friday February 11, 2022 at Noon in T-203. We will meet weekly on Fridays at Noon throughout the Spring semester except for the week of Spring Break, April 18-22.

Students, faculty and staff are all welcome.

We will be reading the Booker Prize Winning novel, Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel by Bernardine Evaristo. Evaristo is the first black woman to be awarded the Booker Prize, which is considered the most prestigious recognition for English-language novels.

The Booker judges noted, “…there is not a single moment of dullness in this book”, which begins on the opening night of a play written by a key character. The book is filled with rich expressions of sexuality, wild adventure and explorations of how characters are made to experience themselves as “other”, different, alien and how they live sparkling, dangerous, and riveting lives through this experience.

Come join our discussions about life in London, the African diaspora, gender identity across race and culture, and making a career in the theater. Characters include a Black lesbian playwright who sets the dramatic world on its ear, an investment banker with secrets, a nonbinary social media influencer, a teenager with a 21st century worldview that baffles her ’60’s radical mother.

We can check all your boxes if you want a great read, would like to immerse yourself in other cultures, would like to eavesdrop on a global conversation about gender, sexuality and race and require razor sharp dialogue and humor.

For more information, contact Professor I.J. Byrnes at:

Irene Byrnes Spring 2022

Spring 2022 Series of lectures, interactive events, and discussions

In an effort to encourage deliberation and debate on important public issues, the Liberal Arts Division will sponsor the following series of events this semester. Events throughout the year will address the College’s academic theme (adopted from the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society), To the Seventh Generation: Inheritance and Legacy, with a particular emphasis on climate change.

Note: These events are open to all students, faculty, staff, and members of the community

The College encourages the free and open expression of ideas in a civil and respectful manner.

View the full schedule here