Reading Circle

The Reading Circle meets every other month, six times a year. We discuss fiction and non-fiction books by Norwegian or Norwegian-American writers. Everyone is welcome.

Please email Christine Meloni at reading@norwaydc.org to confirm or for more information. Everyone is welcome. 

Meetings are 7:30 - 9:00 p.m., at the Norway House (directions) unless otherwise specified. Please RSVP to Christine Meloni at reading@norwaydc.org if you plan to attend, as the meeting location varies, or inclement weather may cause cancellation or postponement.

December 2017 Meeting - Prose Edda

We will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening, December 12, 2017, to discuss Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson. Please note: We are meeting earlier this month because a potluck dinner will precede the book discussion.

Location TBA. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Christine Meloni at reading@norwaydc.org. Everybody is welcome.

The Prose Edda is one of the most renowned works of Scandinavian literature and our most extensive source for Norse mythology. Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, it tells ancient stories of the Norse creation epic and recounts the battles that follow as gods, giants, dwarves, and elves struggle for survival. Prose Edda is available from Amazon in both Kindle and paperback formats.

2017 Book Selections

February 21 – League of Youth by Henrik Ibsen 

April 25 – Before I Burn by Gaute Heivoll

June 20 – Land of Hidden Fires by Kirk Kjeldsen
Seeds on Ice: Svalbard and the Global Seed Vault by Cary Fowler (optional)

August 22 - Death of the Demon by Anne Holt

October 24 – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun

December 12 – Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson



Cultural Skills Program

Many of the members of the Reading Circle are working for their pins in Norwegian Literature. You can work on the Cultural Skills Program even if you cannot attend the discussions. Contact Christine Meloni for more information at cfmeloni@hotmail.com.