Do you enjoy reading and talking about books in English? Our Literary Circle discusses a different book each month. You can drop by regularly or you can join us for only one evening – it’s up to you. Mark Olival-Bartley leads the discussion. Free admission.

"Widow Basquiat" by Jennifer Clement

Literary Circle / Free admission


New York City in the 1980s was wild and mesmerizing place—and, as a hotbed for hip hop, underground culture, and unmatched creative energy, it spawned some of the most significant art of the twentieth century. Here, too, is where Jean-Michel Basquiat, an avant-garde painter, swiftly achieved worldwide fame. Before his untimely death at the age of twenty-seven, Basquiat shared his life with his muse, Suzanne Mallouk. 


In emotionally-resonant prose, award-winning author Jennifer Clement details their passionate affair amid the unrelenting power of addiction, obsession, and everlasting love. Widow Basquiat was reviewed and recommended by NPR’s You Must Read This series.


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