Book Club & Booze ... "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho

  • September 17, 2013 · 6:30 PM

The next installment of Book Club & Booze will be "The Alchemist"! Join us on Tuesday, September 17th...coming up quick but this is also a quick read.  Its a byob location, so bring a bottle to share!

2921 N Broadway
(between Oakdale Ave & Wellington Ave)


The Alchemist presents a simple fable, based on simple truths and places it in a highly unique situation. And though we may sniff a bestselling formula, it is certainly not a new one: even the ancient tribal storytellers knew that this is the most successful method of entertaining an audience while slipping in a lesson or two. Brazilian storyteller Paulo Coehlo introduces Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who one night dreams of a distant treasure in the Egyptian pyramids. And so he's off: leaving Spain to literally follow his dream.

Along the way he meets many spiritual messengers, who come in unassuming forms such as a camel driver and a well-read Englishman. In one of the Englishman's books, Santiago first learns about the alchemists--men who believed that if a metal were heated for many years, it would free itself of all its individual properties, and what was left would be the "Soul of the World." Of course he does eventually meet an alchemist, and the ensuing student-teacher relationship clarifies much of the boy's misguided agenda, while also emboldening him to stay true to his dreams. "My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy confides to the alchemist one night as they look up at a moonless night.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Spur of the moment work happy hour for a new hire.

    September 17, 2013

  • Seirian

    I'm really sorry for cancelling at short notice. I would really liked to have come but my cat just got sick. Hopefully meet everyone next time. Have a lovely evening!

    September 17, 2013

  • nina

    Hi ladies. I was really looking forward to meeting everyone, and The Alchemist has a very dear place in my heart. However, I am not sure if I will be able to make it tomorrow. I am going to take myself off the rsvp list, but I may just show up if time permits.

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've been to Mista and it's great! It's also BYOB.

    September 16, 2013

  • Kathleen

    I am out of town way to much this September but would love to join in Oct.

    September 11, 2013

  • Lia

    Class schedule changed last minute. Looking forward to the next meeting.

    September 11, 2013

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