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PHILO CAFE' Fri. 7p: We read aloud stoic MARCUS AURELIUS + discussion @Guy's apt
NOTE: Yes, we are meeting 2 weeks in a row -- just this one time. Then we'll take a break from discussing Marcus Aurelius until January. Though we'll survey stoicism and similar philosophies in the meantime. Join us Friday, November 23rd from 7 to 8:30p. We'll read aloud the MEDITATIONS of Marcus Aurelius (classic reading in stoicism) -- using 2 translations. We're finishing Book 3 and continuing in Book 4 (more like chapters) during this ninth session. No preparation required. Reading material will be provided. We read and discuss. It's no problem if you have missed previous discussions. We limit the attendance to about 12. Here's a link to the beginning of Book 4 in case you want to preview. [4 sheets if you print out.] *** Don't be shy! You'll be glad you came. A philosophy cafe' is the perfect opportunity to discuss and experience in a convivial group a philosophical question, create a space for people to listen attentively, talk and think together. * Bharati and Guy hosting. We'll meet at Guy's apartment in Mid-City/Faubourg St John. Doors open at 6:30. Whole Foods water will be provided. We don't bring and share refreshments as they can be a distraction to our discussion. For more info, contact Guy Henoumont anytime at[masked] or at [masked]

GUY's APARTMENT in Mid-City/Faubourg St John

2746 St. Ann Street · New Orleans, LA

What we're about

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, 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.

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