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NCG Book Club | Discussion of North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Thursday, February 27, 2014 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm PST
Northern California Grantmakers
625 Market Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA
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The Humanities and the Professions Reading and Discussion Group was formed following NCG's 1987 Annual Meeting which used great literary texts to examine complex social and moral dilemmas. NCG book club members meet approximately four times a year for a facilitated discussion and the opportunity to engage with one another through a shared love of literature.

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North and SouthNorth and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
"North and South is set in the fictional town of Milton in the North of England when industrialisation was changing the city. Forced to leave her home in the tranquil rural south, Margaret Hale settles with her parents in the industrial town of Milton where she witnesses the harsh brutal world wrought by the industrial revolution and where employers and workers clash in the first organised strikes. Sympathetic to the poor whose courage and tenacity she admires and among whom she makes friends, she clashes with John Thornton, a cotton mill manufacturer who belongs to the nouveaux riches and whose contemptuous attitude to workers Margaret despises."—Wikipedia

NCG Annual Conference Tie-In

Taking inspiration from NCG's upcoming Annual Conference, the NCG book club members chose North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell--a novel which explores in part how the prosperity of England's Industrial Revolution does not extend to the lower classes that work in the factories which make the factory owners wealthy and able to raise their social standing.

Who Can Attend

Attendance is restricted to NCG members, with a maximum capacity of 10 members per session. Please call Member Services at 415.777.4111 ext 22 for additional information.

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Book Group fees are available at an annual or drop–in rate. The annual fee allows a member to attend five book club sessions per year with an option for a sixth session at the discretion of the group. Members are also invited to attend a single session at the drop-in rate.
Fee includes professional facilitator and complementary beverages. Participants are encouraged to bring their own brown bag lunch.
Annual Member Fee: $75
Drop-In Fee: $20
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