WE ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING NEW MEMBERS FOR OUR MONTHLY DINNER AND A CLASSIC BOOK, SHORT STORIES WRITTEN BY WOMEN, AND POETRY SHARING MEETUPS!
•RSVP TO JOIN US FOR A NOVEL AND A GREAT MEAL, OUR SHORT STORY DISCUSSIONS OVER COFFEE OR FOR OUR POETRY SHARING MEETUPS.
MEET THE GROUP AND HELP US PLAN FUTURE FUN MEETUPS!
This is a group for those interested in reading a great classic fiction book then participating in a lightly moderated book discussion with group members while eating a great meal out once a month, for those interested in reading and discussing short stories written by women, for those interested in attending good movies together, and for those interested in attending our Poetry Sharing Meetups.
Please check the future Meetups schedule and RSVP for Meetups.
I started this group to meet others who enjoy classic and modern classic fiction, short stories and poetry.
Erie Dinner and a Classic Book Discussion Group usually meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 P.M.
Our Short Story Meetups are on Tuesdays depending on member interest and ability to attend.
We choose our book and short story selections as a group and they are posted approximately three months in advance of the Meetup for each book/story selection.
DISCUSSION GUIDELINES FOR CLASSIC BOOKS AND SHORT STORIES
Our members have decided to use the following general discussion questions because we feel they provide a good starting point for creating our own dynamic, interesting and entertaining discussion of our Meetup book or story of the month!
1. What was unique about the setting of the book/story and how did it enhance or take away from the story?
2. What specific themes did the author emphasize throughout the novel/story? What do you think he or she is trying to get across to the reader?
3. Do the characters seem real and believable? Can you relate to their predicaments? To what extent do they remind you of yourself or someone you know?
4. How do characters change or evolve throughout the course of the story? What events trigger such changes?
5. In what ways do the events in the book/story reveal evidence of the author's world view?
6. Did certain parts of the book/story make you uncomfortable? If so, why did you feel that way? Did this lead to a new understanding or awareness of some aspect of your life you might not have thought about before?
COME JOIN US!
Please email or call Organizer, Margaret if you have questions about our groups.
Most of our Meetups are in Erie, especially during the winter.