Alumni & Friends Virtual Book Club


Tuesday, May 18, noon EDT
Featured Book: Life of David Hockney

Join Laura Robinson, Clark’s university librarian and special guest host, Dr. Catherine Cusset P’22 for a discussion of Life of David Hockney. A compelling hybrid of fiction and biography, this meticulously researched novel draws an intimate, moving, and insightful portrait of the most famous living English painter. Born in 1937 in a small town in the North of England, David Hockney had to fight to become an artist; he was a figurative painter at a time when only abstract was valued, and an openly gay artist when homosexuality was still a crime. He found freedom in the States in 1961, lived between London and Los Angeles, survived the AIDS years, and turned pain and mourning into an art full of light and joy. To learn more about this book and hear Dr.Cusset interviewed by NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro in May 2019, please click here.

Joining the Alumni & Friends Virtual Book Club is easy and participation can be at your own pace:

  1. Please register to reserve your place for the May session. Borrow the featured book from your local library or purchase from your favorite retailer.
  2. Read the selected title prior to the discussion.
  3. One week before the book club meets, you will receive an email with preparatory discussion questions to help you prepare for the session with Dr. Cusset P’22 and Laura Robinson.
  1. Step 1 Selection
  2. Step 2 Registration
Tuesday May 18
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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