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Literary Conversations

This discussion group is currently oversubscribed. Please write to Clive Martin at  if you'd like to be put on a waiting list for membership.
This thriving, 25-year old discussion group meets at 6:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the Trustees' Room (unless otherwise specified due to holiday closings, etc.) to discuss works of literature selected by the group, from the ancient classics to contemporary best sellers.
Members take turns leading the discussions and engage in active e-mail correspondence about the book currently being read.  Our Literary Conversations continue at a local restaurant following the meeting, and all members are invited.
We offer meetings through a virtual platform and in-person with a hybrid connection. Please contact the group moderator with questions.

2022–2023 Schedule

Jan. 17: Patrick Leigh Fermor, A Time of Gifts
Feb. 21: Ivo Andric, Bridge on the Drina
Mar. 21: James Baldwin, Another Country
Apr. 19 (N.B. this is the third Tuesday): Elizabeth Bowen, The Hotel
May 16: V.S. Naipaul, A Bend in the River
Jun. 20 (N.B. this meeting will be Zoom-only as the BA is closed in honor of Juneteenth): Magda Szabo, Abigail
Jul. 18: Alessandro Manzoni, The Betrothed 
Aug. 15: Natalia Ginzburg, The Manzoni Family
Sep. 19: Edmund De Waal, The Hare With Amber Eyes
Oct. 17: George Saunders, A Swim In A Pond In The Rain
Nov. 21: Isaac Babel, Red Cavalry And Other Stories
Dec. 19: Stefan Zweig, The Royal Game
Jan. 16: Albert Camus, The Plague
Feb. 20: Julian Barnes, The Man In The Red Coat 
Mar. 20: Penelope Fitzgerald, The Bookshop
Apr. 18 (N.B. this is the third Tuesday): L.P. Hartley, The Go-Between
May 15: Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master And Margarita
Jun. 20 (N.B. this is the third Tuesday): Shirley Hazzard, The Transit Of Venus