What we're about

Greetings to readers and writers, amateur and professional historians, and all those enjoy being transported to other places and times. This is a chance to meet others who share these interests. This is not meant primarily as a book reading or writer’s critique or publishing advice group (although some meetings could focus on these). We could go to films based on historical events (actual or fictional or a mixture of both) and discuss authenticity afterward; tour houses of historical interest; and share information about writing workshops and gatherings.

Let’s talk about your favorite time periods, informally share work in progress, exchange information about historical resources, swap favorite authors and titles, and perhaps meet with authors or historians in New England. Most meetings will be Boston/ North Shore/ southeastern NH / southern Maine area in places that are easy to find. I am open to feedback about convenient days and times.

Whether you love Jane Austen or Geraldine Brooks or other authors, classic or contemporary, I hope you will join me.

Initial gatherings could be small. If only one or two people sign up for a meetup, that’s fine, please don’t feel awkward, I will look forward to meeting you! If you would like to attend an event but time and place don’t work for you, use comments to let me know and we’ll work something out.

I would love to build a community around these shared interests. Member suggestions about places and times to meet are welcome!

Past events (3)

Bring your favorite book (or books!)

Portsmouth Book & Bar

Let's get acquainted!

Roundabout Diner and Lounge

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