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Literary Conversations

This discussion group is currently oversubscribed. Please write to Katherine Florio and Clive Martin at if you'd like to be put on a waiting list for membership. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Literary Conversations 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, from the Greek classics to contemporary best sellers.
Members take turns leading the discussions and are in active e-mail correspondence with the group regarding the books selected and background issues. Members are invited to join the Literary Conversations dutch treat dinners following the meeting.

2018–2019 Schedule

Aug. 20: John Dos Passos, The Big Money
Sep. 17: William Trevor, The Story of Lucy Gault
Oct. 15: Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer
Nov. 19: Isak Dinesen, Winter's Tales
Dec. 17: Giorgio Bassani, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Jan. 31 (N.B. this is the fifth Thursday, a rescheduled date due to weather-related postponement): Lawrence Durrell, Justine
Feb. 18: Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Gambler
Mar. 18: Winston Churchill, My Early Life
Apr. 16 (N.B. this is the third Tuesday): Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose
May 20: Stephen Greenblatt, The Swerve
Jun. 17: Charlotte Bronte, Villette