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Let’s Talk About It: Upcoming Discussion Series


Food is important. We all know we can’t live without it! Food also evokes powerful emotional responses: from the happy memory of a favorite shared meal to the horror and anxiety invoked by lean times and hunger. Each of the four fiction works in this series offer images and discussions of food—its production, consumption, or accompanying traditions. What does food mean to people in different cultures at different times? Let’s find out!

Let’s Talk About It is more than your average book club. These programs have the added bonus of a humanities scholar to broaden discussions. From September 2019 to March 2020 we will read, watch, and then compare four novels to their film adaptations. This program is made possible with a grant from SC Humanities and funding from the Friends of the Library. This program is for adults 18 and older.


Thursday, September 12, 6:30 p.m.
Movie Viewing of THE GOOD EARTH (1937)

Thursday, September 26, 7:00 p.m.
Discussion of The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck with Dr. Tom Mack.

Thursday, October 17, 6:30 p.m.
Movie viewing of THE DEAD (1987), from The Dubliners.

Thursday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.
Discussion of The Dead by James Joyce with Dr. Doug Higbee.

Thursday, February 20, 6:30 p.m.
Movie viewing of LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (1992)

Thursday, February 27, 7:00 p.m.
Discussion of Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel with Professor Vicki Collins.

Thursday, March 19, 6:30 p.m.
Movie viewing of FRIED GREEN TOMATOES (1991)

Thursday, March 26, 7:00 p.m.
Discussion of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg with Dr. Julie Wise.