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We are excited to announce that in-person classes are BACK! For now, just at our Cobble Hill location.

In-person classes start in July:

  • In-person class size has been reduced to 10 students maximum but face masks are not required.
  • All students must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination before their first lesson.
  • Our classroom is thoroughly cleaned every day and is equipped with an air purifier with HEPA filter, hand sanitizer, and disinfected wipes.

Check out the schedule here!

If you have any questions, please email classes at idlewildbooks.com

 

We still have loads of online classes including Italian and Portuguese, as well as our two book clubs which are meeting on Zoom for now.

The next installment of our Women in Translation Book Club is Sunday, August 1 at 4pm ET on Zoom. We’ll discuss Sphinx by Anne Garréta, translated from the French by Emma Ramadan. Garréta is the first female invited to the Oulipo literary group in France, who are keen on writing books with experimental rules attached (a book written without a single word that contains the letter e). This novel is a love story between two characters with no reference to gender! A tricky feat en Française!

For our Social Studies Book Club (non-fiction) meeting Sunday, July 11 at 10:30am ET on Zoom we’ll discuss World Travel by Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever. It’s more of a travel guide than we expected but that’s kind of fun to flip through while we fantasize about the possibility of travel as things reopen. Populated full of vignettes from Anthony and his friends about food and favorite places, it’s a fun, breezy read for the Twitter-addled brain.

Please email natasha at idlewildbooks.com for Zoom links.

We look forward to seeing you and happy learning/reading/travels – wherever you find yourself right now!