BPL will be hosting a book discussion group on George Orwell's 1984 every month for 48 months beginning in January 2017. Each discussion cycle will be facilitated by a librarian, writer, community member, artist, etc. If you are interested in facilitating a 1984 discussion, please contact us for information on setting it up.

The Monday March sessions will be led by Michael Paye. Michael is a PhD researcher at the School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin, and is currently a Fulbright Visiting Researcher at Princeton University, New Jersey. He is an associate editor for Warscapes magazine, for whom he has written an article on contemporary society and science fiction, and has been published in Green Letters (2015, 2016), with work forthcoming in Briarpatch (September 2017) and Atlantic Studies (summer 2017). His research interests include contemporary literature, postcolonial studies, and science fiction. Michael particularly enjoys dystopian narratives and how they predict, reflect, and even contribute to how we understand the world today.

The March cycle will meet for three consecutive sessions on Monday March 6th, March 13th, and March 20th. The discussions will be held in the Dweck Auditorium Lobby from 7-8:30pm.

Registrants are encouraged to attend all three sessions.

A copy of the text will be provided free of charge for all participants. To sign up for the group, please contact nhiggins@bklynlibrary.org or call 718.230.2745 

The March 2017 discussion group will be limited to 15 participants.