When: Fridays from 10-11:30am, Lower Meeting House, Room A and on Zoom
We meet weekly and read both fiction and non-fiction books chosen by the participants. Each book is read and discussed over a period of several meetings, with the reading for each determined by the group.
“Step out of the shade aflame and unafraid.”
This quote from Amanda Gorman comes from her poem for the Inauguration – that poem was recently banned in at least one elementary school in Florida; it’s possible more may follow.
This connects directly to our current focus which is based on the topic of Freedom from the current issue of Lapham’s Quarterly.
For our coming meeting this Friday June 2, we will continue with our reading from Freedom. In order to potentially go deeper into particular pieces, we will do less reading than usual, only to the end of the second section (“Free Spirit”), through page 135 and the essay by John Adams titled “1769: Dorcester MA”.
If you are not acquainted with it: Lapham’s periodic issues are each centered on a particular topic, and contain writings by a variety of writers (as well as high-quality illustrations) throughout history.
The Friday Book Group meets weekly; we read both fiction and non-fiction books chosen by the participants. Each book is read and discussed over a period of several meetings, with the reading for each determined by the group.
Feel free to join us for this, even just to listen in on the discussion – summaries of discussion to date are available. We meet in the Lower Meetinghouse, and currently we are doing hybrid meetings for those who need/want to join by Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87043885100
For more information, contact Tom Himmel, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Read the good books first, or you may not have a chance to read them all.” – Thoreau