We'll discuss "Deep Play" by Diane Ackerman, the unequivocal winner of the poll conducted at our first meeting. One reviewer explains, "Deep play is what helps humans survive, grow, and spiritually transcend, according to acclaimed poet and author Diane Ackerman. Children are of course drawn to deep play--those activities that catapult them into an altered state of consciousness, where all their senses are engaged and for that moment life is timeless and fully absorbing. But few adults are conscious of how this form of deep play continues throughout adulthood."
We'll meet at JavaVino (www.javavino.com), a coffee and wine house located in the Poncey-Highlands neighborhood. They also have many veg*n salad and sandwiches. Your $8 gets us use of the private wine cellar downstairs for two hours as well as some Mediterranean and veggie/fruit platters to share. You can bring cash or pay in advance with paypal. If you'd like anything else to eat or drink, please order and pay at the counter upstairs on your way in.
We need at least 10 "yes" RSVPs by September 10 for this meetup to happen.
Also, take note of these future meetups:
October 16 - to discuss "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith
November 20 - to discuss "On Killing" by David Grossman