Ishmael Reading Group

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Ishmael reading group

Welcome to Quillwood Academy’s Reading Group for the book Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn. Thanks for registering!

This virtual reading group will be facilitated by Eric Garza. Reading assignments and general activities associated with each meeting are listed below. Click here to visit our discussion forums.

  • Meeting 1, Orientation (Saturday, February 27, 2021): We will use this meeting to outline the structure and logistics of the reading group, and to get to know one another.
  • Meeting 2, Myths and Stories (March 13-14, 2021): Prior to joining this meeting, please read Chapters 1-5 in Ishmael so we can talk about the importance of myths and stories in our lives.
  • Meeting 3, Laws to Live By (March 27-28, 2021): Prior to joining this meeting, please read Chapters 6-10 in Ishmael so we can talk about Quinn’s ideas of nature’s laws.
  • Meeting 4, Hands of the Gods (April 10-11, 2021): Prior to joining this final meeting of our group, please read Chapters 11-13 in Ishmael, the book’s Afterward, and its Foreward.

You can find Zoom login information, study questions, links to the course’s discussion forum, and other relevant information by clicking on each week’s lesson below. See you soon!