Mission Impossible: Virginia Woolf

Mission Impossible is our reading program where we gather yearlong to discuss challenging works by a different author every year. In our eleventh year of Mission Impossible, we will be discussing three novels by Virginia Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway, To The Lighthouse, and OrlandoWhile our library-led discussion groups are full, we encourage you to read along independently or with a group of friends. We will provide all the resources you will need: Discussion Prompts, Reading Schedules, Virtual Lectures, and Additional Readings. More supplemental materials will be added throughout the year, along with notifications of related events which we welcome you to attend.

Why Virginia Woolf? Watch this TedEd 6-minute video: Why You Should Read Virginia Woolf.

Questions? Contact Heather Ross at hross@cityofevanston.org

Lectures on Virginia Woolf

Reading Schedule & Discussion Prompts

For Monthly Groups: Monthly Reading Schedule & Group Times 

For Bi-Monthly Groups: Bi-Monthly Reading Schedule & Group Times  

About Mrs. Dalloway & To The Lighthouse

Discussion Prompts for Mrs. Dalloway & To The Lighthouse

Where can you get the novels? Novels are available through the library digitally: Mrs. Dalloway / To The Lighthouse / Orlando. The novels can also be purchased at local Bookends & Beginnings for a 10% discount. Put MISSION10 in the coupon code box. (Alternatively, you can just write “Mission Impossible” in the “order notes” box and they will apply the discount manually.) Mariner Books paperback editions are recommended. Additional recommended works by Woolf: A Room of One’s Own (1929) and The Waves (1931).







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