What we're about

A group for bookworms who sometimes feel like they were born in the wrong century. We do 3 things:

1) Book club: Read a classic work of literature every month and get together at a local establishment to discuss it. We will visit cafes, tea houses, breweries, and other places in the Vancouver/Portland area. Although we love the smell of old books, we are audiobook and e-book friendly. Read as thou wilt.

2) Poetry club: A time to gather together to enjoy classic poetry from around the world. Memorization and recitation is highly encouraged, but you can also read your contribution. This is not a time to share your own writing -- this is a time to share and discuss favorite old poems that inspire and delight.

3) Field trips: When the opportunity arises, we may go on field trips with a literary theme or which otherwise satisfy the yearnings of our souls. Classic music concerts, operas, museums, visiting gardens, and more are not out of the question.

Members are encouraged to participate in all three, and to suggest new events and activities!

If you show up sporting a top hat or lace parasol, you will not be judged.

Upcoming events (2)

OSLS discusses "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave"

Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass during his time in Lynn, Massachusetts. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States. The full text can be found for free online: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23 Suggested donation per meeting attended to offset Meetup subscription cost: $2/person. No one will be turned away. We "pass the hat" at each meeting and you are welcome to contribute if you are able. Meetup costs the organizer $22/month.

OSLS discusses "Dracula" by Bram Stoker

Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar

Our Halloween-themed read for October, "Dracula" is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. It introduced the character of Count Dracula, and established many conventions of subsequent vampire fantasy. The novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and of the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and a woman led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing. The full text can be found for free online: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/45839 Suggested donation per meeting attended to offset Meetup subscription cost: $2/person. No one will be turned away. We "pass the hat" at each meeting and you are welcome to contribute if you are able. Meetup costs the organizer $22/month.

Past events (11)

Old Souls discuss "Mythology" by Edith Hamilton

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