Nonfiction Readers August Meetup

  • August 28 · 7:00 PM
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For August, we'll be reading and discussing four longform nonfiction articles...

The Weird, Scary and Ingenious Brain of Maria Bamford by Sara Corbett, New York Times Magazine, July 20, 2014

Don't Be Afraid of the Clowns by Leigh Cowart, Buzzfeed, July 31, 2014

The New Face of Richard Norris by Jeanne Marie Laskas, GQ, July 2014

Life's Swell by Susan Orlean, Outside Magazine, August 2002


Should be an interesting mix of stories and a great conversation!  Hope to see you there...

Happy reading...

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  • marymartha

    Thanks Joyce. I'm trying to finally establish a calendar. I just finished unboxing my move to the area, and life has been hit and miss.

    September 1

  • Joyce

    Marymartha - Matt will post the exact day for the next meeting and the readings, soon. A little closer to the time. so stay tuned!

    September 1

  • marymartha

    When is the meetup in September?

    September 1

  • marymartha

    What are we reading for September?

    September 1

  • John M

    Good time. Enjoyed listening to everyone's comments and critiques.

    2 · August 29

  • Kathy

    Sure glad I dropped over to join the group last night and share thoughts about the intriguing selection of articles I would have otherwise missed. Certainly enriched my reading experience. I'm still smiling from some of the comments made and will definitely come again next time (though I'm out of town the week of Sept. 21-26).

    2 · August 29

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good discussion- lot's of diverse perspectives

    2 · August 29

  • Matt P

    Really enjoyed the discussion; lots of new readers... Fun meetup

    2 · August 29

  • David F.

    Great choices in articles! Thanks Matt!

    1 · August 29

  • joe g

    Sorry I have to back out. Too much stuff to get done prior to the holiday weekend. Looking forward to joining the group next time.

    August 28

  • Maya H.

    I can't make it on Thursdays! :( I've missed this group this summer. Hope to see you all next month (I've enjoyed the readings, anyway!)

    August 27

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here's an article you might enjoy. The author won a $1000 prize for science writing. It's about molecular biologists trying to engineer plants that emit light. These are DYI (do it yourselfers)- Hackers is too punitive a title- think of Steve Jobs, inventing Apple in his garage.
    "Bio Hackers"
    http://www.eastbayexpress.com/o...­

    August 15

    • Matt P

      Hi Laura.... sorry for the delayed reply (was on vacation last week).... I'll definitely check this out. Thanks for the tip!

      August 26

  • Joyce

    I'd love to come. BUt I have relatives coming in from out of town that day. Will escape them to come join you for an hour if possible. If I don't make it, enjoy. looks like a great choice of articles!

    August 5

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