The Salon Book Club
In the Salon book club, we read books about writing, like Anne Lamott, Samuel Delany, bell hooks, Amy Tan, and Stephen King. Very meta, we know.
Rather than discuss once, we read and practice with one book over eight to twelve weeks to explore how to bring the author's insights into our own writing.
The last meeting of this quarter is on March 21st, during which we are talking about the end of Where The Past Begins by Amy Tan. The next book we'll be reading is Pity The Reader by Kurt Vonnegut and Suzanne McConnell meeting on these dates:
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. All members welcome, no need to sign up, just show up (right now virtually, of course).
Save the date and sneak preview: For July through September's book club that kicks off on July 11th, we'll be reading The Power of Myth, by Joseph Campbell.
To share book suggestions or get on the Google group, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For a taste of book club, here is a collection of quotes and exercises from Anne Lamott's Bird By Bird.