Meeting Date: second Tuesday of each month
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Watermark Cafe
Leader: Shirley Wells
This group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the cafe or basement--wherever there's room--to discuss classic works by great authors—modern classics as well as the old gems. Retired English-teacher-turned-Watermark-bookseller Shirley Wells will be leading the discussions. And be sure to "Like" us on our Facebook page--Watermark Classic Book Club
A Short Introduction to Classic Book Club:
1. What book has been your group's favorite selection this past year? Why? Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley were the top two choices. Both books exhibited one of the chief qualities of classic literature: they still have a relevance to us today. And we appreciated the women's perspectives from 1818 and 1937 that they embodied.
2. How would you describe your book club to a prospective member? The Classic Book Club reads books that are considered "classics"--ones that have withstood the test of time, whether that time period is over 200 years or 30 years. We especially love discovering "forgotten classics" and finally tackling those books that have been on our To-Be-Read List. A new visitor to the Classic Book Club can expect both light-hearted and serious discussions of that month's selection, as well as lots of laugher, conviviality, and "what else are you reading?" conversations.
See what we're reading this quarter as listed below. To see an archived list of our past reading selections, click HERE.
May 12, 2002: The Odyssey by Homer (Emily Wilson, translator) Books 11-24 (second half)
June 9, 2020: The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
July 14, 2020: One of Ours by Willa Cather
August 11, 2020: Tirra Lirra by the River by Jessica Anderson