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“A classic is classic not because it conforms to certain structural rules, or fits certain definitions (of which its author had quite probably never heard). It is classic because of a certain eternal and irrepressible freshness.” Edith Wharton

We read one classic book each month and then meet at some sort of location (coffee shop, bar, restaurant) to discuss it. Discussions are are casual and enhanced by questions and analysis that members bring.

Meeting attendees nominate titles for the next month's reading selection. Following the meeting, an online poll is opened and all group members can vote on the nominations.

There is a $10 annual membership fee which is due on or before attending your first meeting of the year.

See our historic reading list here (https://www.meetup.com/Classics-and-Coffee/pages/Reading_List/).

Upcoming events (2)

October 2021 - Là-bas

Olympia Provisions Public House

For October, we'll read Là-bas, by Joris-Karl Huysmans. The outdoor dining at Olympia Provisions is covered, but we may not be near a heater, so dress appropriately for the weather. Happy reading!

November 2021 - A Farewell to Arms

Needs a location

In November, we'll read Hemingway's classic A Farewell to Arms. Please send suggestions for a venue to the organizers. The venue will be announced before the meeting.

Past events (150)

September 2021: Wuthering Heights

Pied Cow Coffeehouse

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