The Salon Book Club
In the Salon book club, we read books about writing, like Anne Lamott, Samuel Delany, bell hooks, and Stephen King. Very meta, we know.
Rather than discuss once, we read and practice with one book over eight to twelve weeks. For the first quarter of this year, we are reading Where The Past Begins by Amy Tan and meeting on these dates (*recently updated):
We meet every other Sunday to chat and play with prompts, taking time to integrate nuggets into our writing. It's encouraged to stick with the group for the whole book, but totally understandable if schedule changes mean missing one or two. And no need to sign up, just show up (right now virtually, of course). All members welcome.
Book suggestions and discussion ideas very welcome or email us to get in on the Google group (email email@example.com). For a taste of Book Club, here is a collection of quotes and exercises from Anne Lamott's Bird By Bird.