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Burke Book Club: "Sigga of Reykjavik"

Featuring the Author Solveig Eggerz

2022-08-24 15:30:00 2022-08-24 17:00:00 America/New_York Burke Book Club: "Sigga of Reykjavik" Join us for a virtual discussion of "Sigga of Reykjavik" by Solveig Eggerz. Virtual - Zoom

Wednesday, August 24
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-08-24 15:30:00 2022-08-24 17:00:00 America/New_York Burke Book Club: "Sigga of Reykjavik" Join us for a virtual discussion of "Sigga of Reykjavik" by Solveig Eggerz. Virtual - Zoom

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Join us for a virtual discussion of "Sigga of Reykjavik" by Solveig Eggerz.

We are excited to announce that author Solveig Eggerz will be joining us for this discussion!

A storyteller, a teacher, and a writer, Solveig Eggerz has told folk and fairy tales in Alexandria, VA, schools, in DC’s homeless shelters, and in Northern Virginia’s detention centers.

Her writing students have ranged from firefighters at Reagan National Airport to Central Intelligence Agency staff, to civilian and military personnel at the Department of Defense. Currently she teaches personal stories and memoir at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD and in Northern Virginia jails.

She has written for newspapers such as Roll Call, Alexandria Gazette-Packet, and The Washington Daily News. Her essays and stories have appeared in The Delmarva Review, Palo Alto Review, The Christian Century, Midstream: A Monthly Jewish Review, and The Northern Virginia Review. 

Having grown up in four countries, she speaks three languages and struggles with Italian. In attaining her PhD from Catholic University in Comparative Literature, she focused on medieval anti-feminist satire.

Sigga of Reykjavik is the story of a spirited young woman who flees the abusive conditions on an Icelandic farm, only to face grinding poverty in Depression-era Reykjavik. Her struggle for independence runs parallel to Iceland's quest for freedom from Danish dominance. Born a century before the Me-Too movement, Sigga supports her family, working among men who learn never to touch Sigga without her permission.

An adventurous spirit, Sigga is thrilled when World War II brings Iceland out of centuries of isolation. Thousands of Allied forces occupy the country, bringing money and work. But moral dilemmas abound as Sigga seeks to financially exploit the occupation while at the same time protecting her young and beautiful red-headed daughter from soldiers. 

The Burke Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM. We will be holding this month's discussion on the fourth Wednesday. It is a monthly book discussion group through the Burke Branch Library. 

This program will take place by Zoom and registration is required. After registering, you will be e-mailed the link to join this Zoom meeting. If you have questions about the program or need help with set up, please contact Caroline at cpak@alexlibraryva.org.

 

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Please register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkcuyhrTguH9YFADrdNyjkDaQCRwFAvrLX

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.