Join the Newton College Book Club for an engaging discussion of The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov at Alumni House, Newton Campus on April 4 at 7 p.m. Bulgakov’s posthumously published masterpiece of black magic and black humor restores its sliest digs and sharpest jabs at Stalin’s regime, which suppressed it. Writing in a punning, soaring prose thick with contemporary historical references and political irony, the story itself is demanding. The moderator will be Newton College Alumnae Chair in Western Culture Judith Wilt. Attendance is free, but registration is required online or by calling Tanesha Wright at 617-552-8464. If you are interested in participating from a remote location, a conference line is available by dialing 1-877-860-3058 and using participant passcode 257370#.