bookworm (bʊk'wûrm') n.
1. One who spends much time reading or studying.
2. Any of various insects, especially booklice and silverfish, that infest books and feed on the paste in the bindings.
Do you devour books? Then, join our Evening Book Group, now at the private home of one of our members.
Contact Event Host Val Humble for directions to the Meetup. Snacks, soda pop, instant coffee and teabags will be provided. Feel free to bring something to share.
This month: Burn This Book: PEN Writers Speak Out on the Power of the Word edited by Toni Morrison.
"A writer′s life and work are not a gift to mankind; they are its necessity"
- Toni Morrison, Burn this Book
Published in conjunction with the PEN American center, Burn this Book is a powerful collection of essays that explore the meaning of censorship, and the power of literature to inform the way we see the world, and ourselves. Contributors include literary heavyweights like Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, Orhan Pamuk, David Grossman and Nadine Gordimer, and others.
Upcoming:The Decline & Fall of Public Broadcasting: Creating Alternative Media by David Barsamian
Send us your book suggestions now for next year. Please join us even if you have not read the book -- we still value your opinions on the topic!
All Meetup fees are paid by our sponsor through your memberships; donations toward the work of Humanists of Greater Portland are gratefully accepted.
We look forward to meeting you - tell a friend!