Now in its eighteenth year, the Shared Reading group reads (aloud!) and discusses classic works of literature and poetry. Hosted by our very own Tim, with discussion led by various enthusiasts, Shared Reading is both in-depth and of value to anyone wishing to further explore the literary canon. Whilst serious in intent, the focus is definitely on having fun – there are no tests.
Over the years we’ve covered: Joyce’s Ulysses; Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales; Ovid; Shakespeare’s Sonnets; Australian Poetry; as well as the poetry of Emily Dickinson and Gerard Manly Hopkins; and not to forget all seven volumes of Proust!
In 2018 we read Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain and Homer’s Odyssey (in the new translation by Emily Wilson).
In 2019 we’ll be reading Elias Canetti’s Auto Da Fe, with plans for Mary Oliver’s Devotions and Dostoyevsky’s Crime & Punishment later in the year.
Meets: Monday evenings at Fullers Bookshop
Duration: varies (typically 8-12 weeks)
Numbers are strictly limited. To register your interest in joining the next group please email Tim: firstname.lastname@example.org