Loyal Blues Book Club with Evviva

  • Evviva Weintraub Lajoie, Vice Provost for University Libraries.

    Evviva Weintraub Lajoie, Vice Provost for University Libraries

    Evviva Weinraub Lajoie, Vice Provost for University Libraries hosts our virtual book club exclusively for Loyal Blues.

    You’ll have the opportunity to connect with alumni and friends from around the country, all while having an expert educator guide you through several books annually.

    Our Winter Book

    Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914 and is one of Joyce's most famous works. As you may already know, UB has the largest and most comprehensive collection of James Joyce materials in the world. I hope you will join us as we delve into the UB James Joyce Collection over the next few weeks, while reading this wonderful piece of fiction.

    I am so excited to shine a spotlight on the University at Buffalo Libraries and its UB James Joyce Collection.  I also am proud to share the expertise of our James Joyce scholars. We have a full schedule of wonderful activities, including a virtual tour of the UB James Joyce Collection and session with Dr. James Maynard, Curator of the Poetry Collection, as well as two lectures on James Joyce from UB-affiliated experts.


    How it works

    There is no cost to participate. Simply purchase a copy of the book and sign up below to receive emails. This title is available as an audiobook, though a variety of vendors as an eBook, and also through the Public Library through Overdrive. If you have trouble finding a copy, just let us know.

    Once you've signed up, you will receive periodic emails to guide you through the reading period, which will run from January 12 until February 9. You can also join our Facebook Forum to discuss the book and post questions. We'll conclude with an interactive online discussion with Evviva on February 18 at noon. We will be sharing additional lecture information here throughout the reading period.

    Lecture Schedule

    Discussion Questions

    • Additional Resources

Suggest a Book

Have a book that you think might be interesting for the book club to read? Drop us a note and we'll add it to our list of recommendations.