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This page was last updated on July 18, 2017.

Reading and conversation are creative and life-changing arts.

Cenacle is a reading group where first-year students can enrich their Notre Dame experience by engaging in these arts in the company of fellow students and a faculty host.

Meetings are 90 minutes long and take place on a Friday from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Group participants receive a free book.

August 25, 2017
The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
Hosted by Dr. James Creech

September 22, 2017
Metamorphoses, Mary Zimmerman
Hosted by Fr. Don LaSalle

November 10, 2017
A Light Will Rise in Darkness: Growing Up Black and Catholic in New Orleans, Jo Anne Tardy
Hosted by Deacon Mel Tardy and Dr. Rufus Burnett

January 19, 2018
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
Hosted by Ms. Laura Flynn

February 23, 2018
Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, Art Spiegelman
Hosted by Ms. Kasey Swanke

Friday, April 6, 2018
A Simple Heart, Gustave Flaubert
Hosted by Dr. Maureen Dawson

Sign up for a group and request a book.