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Reading Group: Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking (Begins 04.12.2021)


Teaching Artist:
Sherry Robbins
See the description below for more information about the Teaching Artist

Monday, April 12, 2021
Monday, April 19, 2021
Monday, April 26, 2021

6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. EST

Join Sherry Robbins for a 3-session exploration of Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking. Each session will focus on Didion’s style, and themes which include style as a container, loss in all its meanings, and how, when, and why we all resort to magical thinking. Lively discussion is welcome. A writing prompt will be given before each session for those who like to respond creatively. Time will be allotted for sharing that work at the end of the following session.

  • Session 1 (April 12): Style as a container, especially for disaster or overwhelming events. Features a visit from Kyle LoConti, director of Irish Classical Theatre Company’s production of The Year of Magical Thinking.
  • Session 2 (April 19): Loss, in all its meanings.
  • Session 3: (April 26): Magical thinking: how, when, and why we use it. Features a visit from Victoria Pérez, actress in Irish Classical Theatre Company’s production of The Year of Magical Thinking.

This virtual book group is in conjunction with the Irish Classical Theatre Company’s (ICTC) staging of a professionally produced, fully staged performance of The Year of Magical Thinking, filmed at ICTC’s home, the Andrews Theatre, and available for streaming April 9–25, 2021.

Please note the following workshop requirements:

  • Limit one ticket per purchase.
  • Any tickets purchased at the member price require a current Just Buffalo or Irish Classical Theatre Company membership.

If you’d like to participate but there’s a financial barrier, scholarships are available! Email info@justbuffalo.org.

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Sherry Robbins - Just Buffalo Teaching Artist

About the Teaching Artist

Sherry Robbins has conducted creative writing workshops throughout New York State and abroad for more than 30 years and works with hundreds of students each year. She has a Masters in the poetics of ecstasy and three books of poetry, Under World, Snapshots of Paradise, and Or, the Whale. Sherry ran her own letterpress for years, is a certified yoga teacher, and a multi-year panelist for the NEA’s Art Works program.

Additional Information
Register for This Workshop:

All Sessions (General) – $75, All Sessions (Members) $70, Session 1, April 12 (General) – $30, Session 1, April 12 (Member) – $25, Session 2, April 19 (General) – $30, Session 2, April 19 (Member) – $25, Session 3 April 26 (General) – $30, Session 3, April 26 (Member) – $25