June 8 Virtual Visualizing Literature
Book Club for Art Lovers
10:30 am-noon

Join us online to discuss the book Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles, and to discover connections with the American Art Deco exhibition. Visualizing Literature - for now, a virtual program - explores connections between the literary and visual arts through moderated book discussions and "tours" led by experienced Joslyn docents. The program is open to anyone interested in art and literature and discussion groups are kept small to maximize interaction with the docent and with each other. Participants will need a computer or tablet with a webcam, microphone, and speakers, and should feel comfortable using Zoom, a web-based cloud platform.



Rules of Civility
by Amor Towles


Amor Towles's acclaimed first novel, Rules of Civility, offers a sparkling depiction of New York's social strata. On the last night of 1937, 25-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society - where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve.

Rules of Civility  is available for purchase through Joslyn's Hitchcock Museum Shop: $18 paperback (Joslyn Members: $16.20)




Free for Joslyn members and Passport Partner (UNMC) members; $10 for General Public.
Advance registration is required; please CLICK HERE to register. A few days before the program, you will receive an invitation to join our online Zoom meeting.

Questions? Contact Nancy Round, Director of Education and Outreach, at (402) 661-3859 or nround@joslyn.org.

Visualizing Literature is presented in partnership with UNMC's Passport Partners program.