The experience of the Salon is best described by the participants– here is a sampling from recent studies:
“Thank you so much for being such an inspiring teacher and facilitator. As you know I’ve hugely enjoyed the journey you have taken us on through Ellison’s masterpiece. I have gained an insight and appreciation that would have been impossible without your guidance. I’ve also learnt so much from the contribution of the other women in our group. I will unquestionably be back. It has been a joy.
I marvel at how someone as young as Ellison was when he wrote could have gained so much wisdom. I marvel at his humanity despite his suffering and that of his people. I had never imagined he would write an ending so full of hope.”
“Have been truly overwhelmed by this work in such a way (profound?) that I’m not sure even what to say. Perhaps there’s a lesson in that.
Thank you, as always,
for being an inspiring guide.”
“Thank you for facilitating Frankenstein; enjoyed every moment and each moment left me pleasantly surprised at how much more thinking came through since my not so distant undergraduate days …Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the last – but not ever least – discussion group on this inexhaustible book of exploratory thinking which actually had started to sound much like a Mahler symphony in the overwhelming enormity of its literary composition. Hope to see you soon in one of your future groups…”