World literature, international company, ethnic food!
If you love quality literature and stimulating conversation about literature, come join us at the Pickwick Club. We meet once a month at one of the city restaurants to discuss meaningful works of literature from around the world.
Our members come from a wide variety of countries and cultures. They facilitate discussions about masterpieces from their homelands. Some of them are former teachers of English in their home countries and can provide valuable insights which we may have overlooked. We also like to invite guest-speakers from other countries.
We make reservations for dinner and we don't like to have empty seats. If you RSVP and decide later that you can't attend, you need to change your RSVP to "no" to let us know that you are not coming. If you don't change your RSVP to "no" and don't come then you will be counted as a no-show. People with no-shows lose their group membership.
There is a $5 annual membership fee after the first 30 days to help pay for the $160 annual fee that the Meetup site charges us to have our group on the Meetup website. Payment can be made on this site, or you can pay in person.
It's OK if you can join us only occasionally.
March 29th - Romeo and Juliet, a ballet from Moscow;
April 2nd - discussion of The Village of Stepanchikovo by Dostoevsky.
We are a young group. This is what we've read so far:
The Lady with the Dog; Madame Bovary; A Room with a View; The French Lieutenant's Woman; The Picture of Dorian Gray; The Sandcastle; Theatre; Murder on the Orient Express; Torrents of Spring; A Passage to India; Room at the Top; The Remains of the Day; Tess of the D'Urbervilles.
This is what we wish to read:
Le Rouge et le Noir; The Moon and Sixpence; La Chartreuse de Parme; The (Luzhin) Defense; King, Queen, Knave; Mrs. Dalloway; The Pursuit of Love; The Man of Property; Three Men in a Boat.