What we're about

We are a book club dedicated to reading and learning about the writers of the twenties, thirties and forties. The main focus is on the Algonquin Round Table group - Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, etc. We also read from other writers of that era such as F Scott Fitzgerald. We meet the first Sunday of every month for happy hour at the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle. It's the closest thing to the Algonquin Hotel that the city has to offer. We also do field trips at times to attend plays written by authors from the group, see classic films or anything that may come up related to our subject material.

2017 saw an admin change...we are spring cleaning the members list and pending requests, to allow room for more members! Still limited to 50, so please join us and join in.

If you're interested in joining our group, we have a Facebook page that I post all information to as well.



Upcoming events (4)

Of All Things by Robert Benchley

Sorrento Hotel Fireside Room

One of the Algonquin regulars for back to school. NOTE: Meeting on the 2nd Sunday, due to Labor Day Weekend.

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sorrento Hotel Fireside Room

Back to Fitzgerald's early award-winning novel. Narrator and protagonist of Fitzgerald’s semi-autobiographical THIS SIDE OF PARADISE, Amory Blaine is the privileged son of a fading era. Handsome and intellectually ambitious—he struggles to find meaning and value during a period when those qualities are increasingly difficult to define.

A Parody Outline of History...by Donald Ogden Stewart

Sorrento Hotel Fireside Room

Full title: A Parody Outline of History Wherein May Be Found a Curiously Irreverent Treatment of American Historical Events, Imagining Them as They Would Be Narrated by America's Most Characteristic Contemporary Authors The title might be longer than the book. Let’s lighten up November with a bit of Stewart humor.

Seasonal Social (TBD)

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Time and event TBD

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Summer Social (TBD)

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