What we're about
The centerpiece of the discussion will be a book, mostly non-fiction but some fiction. The book might be the centerpiece, but the discussions' value will come from the everyone's inputs. Disagreements or agreements, what matters is how you engage with the knowledge learned in the book and everyone's ideas. The diverse backgrounds we come from will cause us to have different approaches to the topic which will elucidate arguments for and against the topic. Critical thinking enables the group to understand the ideas in their complexity.
My role of moderator is to make sure everyone gets heard. Within the discussion, priority goes to those who did not speak much, which facilitates diverse perspectives.
The list of books are mostly member suggestions. Every cycle members suggest books, and then poll which book they wish to read. Books are selected for poll rank, and topic diversity.
For for details about How The Book List Gets Made, see link below. Page contains the reasons why books are listed, and things to consider when suggesting books.
If you have any questions, use Meetup internal communication or contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org (Preferred).
If you would like to help support this group and help cover the costs of running it, you can donate via Zelle, PayPal, or Venmo. You can send money to email@example.com. This is not a requirement. Just an option. If you feel that you get a lot out of the events, this allows you to support the group (and me primarily) financially. It will be much appreciated.
My blog for book reviews: https://www.inquiryreviews.com/p/about-inquiry.html
Goodreads affiliated site: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/976921-inquiry-non-fiction-book-club-for-inquiring-minds
Past Events =63
Book Club Events = 61
Author Appearance = 6
Book Shop Visits = 1
Related Events = 1
Attendance: Average = 11, Standard Deviation = 6