Where: The Conversation Room in Mellon Hall at St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis
When: noon-1 p.m. Monday
Why: Kick the Monday lunchtime blues with a discussion of Joseph Conrad's short story "An Outpost of Progress." Bring a brown-bag lunch, sit down with other literature fans and chew the fat for a while. Other seminars are July 18 and Aug. 8. Register in advance to make sure you have a seat at the table.
Information: 410-626-2881, www.stjohnscollege.edu. Free.