Festival Program

Book Club

Book Club: Daniel Mallory Ortberg

Sat 7 Sep, 6pm
SLV, North Rotunda

Barbara Pym’s famous work, Excellent Women, is one of the author’s most amusing high comedies. Featuring not one, but two love triangles, it speaks to brilliant comedy writing and satire. Author and editor Daniel Mallory Ortberg wants to crack it open.

It is recommended you read the featured book before attending this event. You can purchase a copy from Readings, our official bookseller, here.


1 hour 30 minutes



Session Artists

Daniel Mallory Ortberg is the co-founder of The Toast and Dear Prudence at Slate.

Veronica Sullivan is the programming manager at The Wheeler Centre. She co-hosts Sisteria, a podcast about women’s experiences as creators and consumers of arts and culture, and is the chair of the Custodial Committee of the Kat Muscat Fellowship.

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