Pensive Faust Book club is a reading group that meets in Wellington CBD.

We aim to bring together wit, wisdom and offer a new cultural revolution to the Wellington scene. Fuse lively, creative events with brain-teasing and mind-expanding food for thought in the form of discussions, events and exploration of books and music.

We usually read contemporary fiction but are not limited to literary genre, being fond of good discussions and a fulfilling read we at times choose something completely different.

Since starting in June 2010 we have read a wide range of novels, including many classics.

If you love reading join our Book club in celebration of the power and diversity of words.

How this group works:

Join us and enjoy good company, interesting discussions and a great deal of socializing.

Our current books are:

The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flannagan

Hokitika Town, Charlotte Randall

Venue and date: CQ Hotel, Cuba St, Thursday  24th September at 6.00pm

Find us on these sofas, past reception in between the bar and the restaurant.

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Recent Meetups

  • August 27 · 6:00 PM

    August Book Discussion

    3 Members

    Books are The Edge of the Alphabet by Janet Frame and Everything is Illuminated by Jonathon Safran Foer. The Edge of the Alphabet was written after Frame’s travels to... Learn more
  • July 23 · 6:00 PM

    July Book Discussion

    10 Members

    A feminist theme this month plus a movie viewing:Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert: Bored and unhappy in a lifeless marriage, Emma Bovary yearns to escape from the dull... Learn more
  • July 14 · 5:30 PM

    Movie: Madame Bovary

    5 Members

    The Lighthouse booking system requires you to turn up approx 30 mins before to collect and pay for tickets (which should suit any no shows).  Make your own booking... Learn more
  • June 25 · 6:00 PM

    June Book Discussion

    6 Members

    Books for June are May We Be Forgiven and The Cry of the Go Away Bird. May We Be Forgiven, A. M. Homes: Harry is a Richard Nixon scholar who leads a quiet, regular life;... Learn more
  • May 28 · 6:00 PM

    May Book Discussion

    8 Members | 5.00

    Theme for this month is books with long titles!All that is Solid Melts into Air, Darragh McKeon: Russia, 1986. In a run-down apartment block in Moscow, a nine-year-old... Learn more
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  • Alex KHAN founded Pensive Faust Wellington Book club

    on June 2


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