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Online | The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

VIDEO: This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom).

All Levels | A captivating story of betrayal, Muriel Spark’s 1961 novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a deceptively slim book that packs a punch. Time magazine and the Modern Library rank it as one of the 100 best novels of the 20th century, and the film adaptation won Maggie Smith an Academy Award (even though it’s not nearly as good as the book). We will read and discuss this hugely influential novel over several weeks, with optional writing exercises along the way inspired by Spark’s imagination. Students in this class will receive a book club discount on the instructor’s reading list at the Elliott Bay Book Co.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Christopher Frizzelle

Class Type: 4 Sessions


Start Date: 04/07/2020

End Date: 04/28/2020

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$216.00 Member Price:
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$240.00 General Price:

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Christopher Frizzelle

Christopher Frizzelle is the editor of the print edition of The Stranger, where he’s worked since 2003. He edited a feature story that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2012. He is the co-author of How to Be a Person, with Dan Savage and Lindy West. He is also the inventor and host of the silent-reading party, which happens monthly at the Sorrento Hotel and has been replicated in cities around the world. Find him on Twitter @thefrizzelle.

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