Boulder Book Club For Writers - Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday

Boulder Writers Alliance Meetup
Boulder Writers Alliance Meetup
Public group

Industrious Boulder

1919 14th Street, Suite 700 · Boulder, co

How to find us

We are NOT at the Boulder Book Store this month. Industrious, on the 7th floor of the Colorado Building, have lent us their space. The outside door is locked at that hour, so please come early to help members get in.

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This month's book is ‘Asymmetry’ by Lisa Halliday

Asymmetry has two seemingly unrelated halves. How do they fit together? And what about that list of recordings at the end? And isn’t that Philip Roth? All will be revealed on December 5 on the 7th floor of the historic Colorado Building, thanks to the good folks at Industrious.

Please bring cookies, snacks and libations: it’s our holiday book club party. Don't know what to bring? Contact Gary McBride, your bookclub leader.

How does 'literary forensics' work? For more information and resources, please visit my Book Club informational site, here:

Each meeting we will pick apart a recent novel from various genres with the goal of uncovering how the author has utilized their skills to great effect. Storytelling is an art, but it's not a mystery. Every writer must address the following:

- Structure, Timeline, Pacing, Suspense, Omission
- Point of View, including Voice, Character, Place
- Tense, Argot, Imagery, Metaphor, Symbols
- Motivation: Making a story pop - generating a thrill
- Why this story? And why now? Industry considerations

We ask that all attendees read the novel in advance of the meeting, and come bearing their discoveries of how the author has addressed each of the five points above.