Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Book Talk Series: Memoirs of a Geisha

I had a wonderful time at our last book discussion meeting and have been hearing lots of positive things from other participants. I forgot to bring my camera to the last meeting and was having such a good time that once I realized I was "cameraless" I did not want to leave the room. Thanks to Nancy Hope from KU for leading a great program and to the Kansas Humanities Council for their financial support of the program.
I plan to have camera in tow on Thursday, October 5th at 6:30 p.m. when we meet to discuss "Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden. Sara Jane Richter of Oklahoma Panhandle State University will be our discussion leader. From email correspondence with Sara she sounds to be quite enthusiastic about joining us here in Parsons. I will once again bring in a selection of teas and some surprising Asian snacks. Here are some websites for your perusal if you are needing more information about our book. Look forward to seeing you a week from Thursday.


Random House

Skokie Public Library

Monday, September 11, 2006

An Artist of the Floating World

Our first adult book discussion for our fall session entitled "Encountering Asia" and sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council will meet this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. We will be discussing the book "An Artist of the Floating World" by Kazuo Ishiguro. Here are some websites that may be helpful in learning more about this writer and his book:

Here is a nice page with general biographical information and a link to an interview with the writer:
and here is another site with some literary criticism of all of Ishiguro's works:
and more too from:
Montgomery County Public Libraries
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday. If you are planning to attend and have not signed up, please do so immediately. I have brought back a collection of interesting Asian snacks and teas I picked up on a recent trip to Seattle for us to enjoy as well.