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72 Days of Heptameron

The Marguerite de Navarre Society/La Société Marguerite de Navarre is pleased to announce the 72 Days of Heptameron virtual reading and discussion project.

Grab a copy (print or digital) of Marguerite de Navarre’s lively collection of tales from Renaissance France, read her short Prologue, and get ready to discuss a story a day beginning on Sunday, November 1.

Discussion will take place on the 72 Days of Heptameron website and on the 72 Days of Heptameron Facebook group — feel free to participate in either or both!

For information on English-language editions of the Heptameron, visit and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

For background on the author and an introduction to the Prologue, visit

Take refuge from the floodwaters swirling around us … find yourself a peaceful meadow (or a kitchen table or a closet or a spot underneath the couch or a pile of leaves or snow) … and make time for a story … as we build bridges from speakers to listeners, from a writer to readers, from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, and from a pandemic to whatever lies ahead.

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