For the Fall 2021 term, we're offering a mix of virtual and in-person classes. Although we are still primarily virtual, you will find a smaller selection of in-person seminars in the schedule. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. Registration opens on September 1st at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.
Please note: classes that are currently scheduled to take place in the building may switch to virtual in accordance with public health and safety guidelines. Additionally, masks are required for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status. We will email participants with any changes the week before seminars begin.
Not confined to America, Britain, or Scandinavia, great murder mysteries can be found across the world—including Latin America. In this seminar, we will read a new mystery from a different country every week, discussing how location and culture add to the nature of the mystery.
Eight sessions. Registration – $230
Tom Irvine spends his days managing the computer department of a corporation and his nights reading (and teaching) murder mysteries
Frei Betto, Hotel Brasil (Bitter Lemon,2014).
Alonso Cueto, The Blue Hour (Random House, 2014).(Any version)
Steven Torres, Burning Precinct Puerto Rico (Thomas Dunne, 2004).(Any version)
Ernesto Mallo, Needle in a Haystack (Bitter Lemon, 2010).
Juan De Recacoechea, American Visa (Akashic Books, 2007).
Sebastian Rotella, Rip Crew (Mulholland Books, 2018).
Melba Escobar, House of Beauty (Fourth Estate, 2021). (Any version)
Leonardo Padura, Havana Blue. (Bitter Lemon, 2007).
For the first meeting, please read Hotel Brasil