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Meet kindred book lovers in a local Meetup Book Club! We'll choose a work of classic or great contemporary fiction each month and share the joys of good literature and good company.

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We typically meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 11am at the Krewe du Brew coffee house on St. Charles to discuss our MAIN SELECTION -- classic or superior contemporary novel. (So rarely anything published within 5 years. Plenty of other local book clubs for that. Still, you can suggest something. Fair enough?) We try to keep the reading to 300 pages or less.

Depending on the interest and availability of regular Members, we also meet in various locations around town -- public and private -- for the following discussions:

SHORT STORIES : we discuss in one sitting 2 pieces -- only the best of short stories -- available online and/or in one of the 2 following anthologies: "Fifty Great Short Stories", M. Crane, ed. and "The Art of the Short Story", by D. Gioia. (These have been our "textbooks", reference guides over the years.)

NOVELLAS : we discuss a classic work. A novella is typically 60 to 150 pages... though we sometimes err close to or past 200.

PLAYS : we discuss a classic play from the 19th or 20th century. 50 to 100 pages.

"OVER THE EDGE" NOVELS : in tandem with the Bizarre Book Club, also on meetup.com, we discuss a novel that is somewhat disturbing in its content. If there is a movie version, we might also meet for a private viewing.

SCIENCE FICTION : we discuss a classic work.

"THE SUN" MAGAZINE : we discuss the lastest issue -- upon approval, specific articles of older issues are also acceptable for discussion.

FRENCH NOVELS IN TRANSLATION : in tandem with the French Language meetup group, we discuss in English a classic novel.

Upcoming events (2)

Sat. 2p: We read aloud a short story & a few poems + discussion, at Cafe' Luna

Saturday, January 19th, 2p at Cafe' Luna: We will read aloud a short short story and a few short poems/quotes. Plus discussion. Xeroxed copies of the reading provided. No preparation required. Space is limited to about 8 of us. You must RSVP. For more info, contact Guy Henoumont anytime at[masked] or at [masked]

Sat. Jan. 26 noon: short novel PASSION ACCORDING TO GH @ Orleans Cafe/Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist Multi- Disciplinary Arts Center

Join us Saturday, January 26th, noon to 1:45p at Orleans Coffee inside Zeitgeist art center. We'll discuss the 1964 Clarice Lispector short novel "THE PASSION ACCORDING TO G.H.". Translated from the Portuguese. 130 small pages of text. *** Free PDF of first half of the book at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_VktTAfUihYcFZnUV9lMFRPT3NUMjhET042bFlweG5hTnl3/view?usp=sharing Second half at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_VktTAfUihYZ1hsOEtaZ1hMV2F4M1lDYURwQzFWZ2E3U0lV/view?usp=sharing 102 sheets if you print out. *** Only people who have read most of the book may attend the discussion. Guy and Dan are co-hosting. For more info, contact Guy Henoumont anytime at[masked] or at [masked]

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