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New England Seminar

The New England Seminar meets the first Monday of the month at 6:00 pm. The Group reads fiction and non-fiction written about Boston and New England. Past selections include Santayana's The Last Puritan, Louis Menand's The Metaphysical Club, Dorothy West's The Living Is Easy, William Dean Howells', The Rise of Silas Lapham, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, and Nathaniel Hawthorne's Collected Short Stories.
Interested members should contact the group’s moderator, Peg Wheeler, to be placed on the email list:

2017–2018 Schedule

  • Sept. 11 (N.B. This is the second Monday): Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow​
  • Oct. 2: Joseph Ellis, Founding Brothers
  • Nov. 6: Howard Frank Mosher, Stranger in the Kingdom
  • Dec. 4: John Kaag, American Philosophy
  • Jan. 8 (N.B. This is the second Monday): Elyssa East, Dogtown​
  • Feb. 5: John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent
  • Mar. 5: David Grann, The Lost City of Z
  • Apr. 2: George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo
  • May 7: Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle
  • Jun. 4: Donald Hall, String Too Short to be Saved
  • Happy summer!