Great Novels You Always Meant to Read

In March 2011 Updates on May 2, 2017 at 12:20 am

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Read some of most influential novels in the Western canon while examining their rich social, historical and literary contexts. Appropriate for both first-time and repeat readers, this course lets you take part in lively group discussions of classic books.

Starting on June 10, 2017, Thaïs will teach a 10-week literature course entitled, “Great Novels You Always Meant to Read.” This course will be live and in-person at UC Berkeley Extension’s Downtown Berkeley Campus.

Required reading materials include:

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  • As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  • Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison

Course Fee: $595.00

Students can click here to enroll and find out more information.

Zoetrope: All-Story Spring 2017 Issue

In March 2011 Updates on May 2, 2017 at 12:13 am

Zoetrope All Story Spring 2017 Issue Cover

Iggy Pop guest designed the Spring 2017 Issue (Vol. 21, No. 1) of Francis Ford Coppola’s literary magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story, where Thaïs volunteers as an editorial reader. This issue features stories by Téa Obreht, Kathryn Harrison, Elena Ferrante, and Mario Martone.

This issue is available for purchase on the Zoetrope: All-Story website:

Why There Are Words Presents: Only the Lonely

In March 2011 Updates on March 21, 2017 at 1:07 am

Why There Are Words Reading

When: Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Where: Studio 333, 333 Caledonia St., Sausalito, California 94965

The Why There Are Words Reading (WTAW) Series will feature seven acclaimed authors (Claudia Chapline, Debbie Graber, Gregory Mahrer, Thaïs Miller, Tony Press, Martha Rhodes, and Barbara Tannenbaum) exploring what Only the Lonely means to them, with Peg Alford Pursell hosting. Doors open at 7:00 PM, with the reading starting at 7:15 PM. Entry is $10 at the door. For full bios and more information on WTAW, visit