'Like painting, writing is a process of marking...
to write is to paint with words, to create colour'
Virginia Woolf, The Letters, Volume 6
Every blank page can be seen as a blank canvas to be filled in. The writer uses words, the painter uses lines and colour. The 11th season of Booktalk is all about books that have a colour in their title.
Booktalk is the English reading circle that has been running at HOVO for more than a decade now. It is not a language or literature course but a meeting place for readers where all communication is in English. The discussions are led by Loes Coleman who also provides background information on the novels and their authors.
In three of the books, the colour in the title refers to geographical locations (Black Swan Green, The Green Road and On the Black Hill).
One book was written by a black American (The Color Purple) and one by a writer of mixed Jamaican-English descent (White Teeth). Both these novels deal with the question of colour and race.
In A Spool of Blue Thread the colour in the title refers to an every-day object that serves as a metaphor for family ties.
The stories are set in Worcestershire, Ireland, the border between Wales and England, Georgia, London and Baltimore and range in time between the 1930's and the present day. What they have in common is the beauty, the colour as Virginia Woolf puts it, of the language.
23 september 2016
21 oktober 2016
18 november 2016
16 december 2016
Dates 2017, to be decided.
Level of English: Upper-intermediate (approx havo).
The books should be read in advance.
In Arnhem there is a parallel group.
Meer informatie en inschrijven: HOVO.