Next READERS & REVIEWERS Meeting, April 12, 2017
On April 12, Ida Hagman will lead a discussion on Persuasion by Jane Austen. Persuasion is Austen's shortest book and, according to many scholars, her most autobiographical. Ida taught literature, composition, and humanities courses at the College of DuPage and Oakton Community College. In addition, she recently attended the Jane Austen festival in Bath, England, and took part in the Grand Promenade. If you plan to attend the READERS & REVIEWERS discussion of Persuasion in April (and we hope that you will!), please let Ida know . The group will meet in The Fortnightly boardroom after the board concludes its meeting at about 10:30 a.m.
Meeting Feb 8, 2017
Six FAW members met on February 8 for a cozy discussion of Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín, a novel about a young girl who emigrates from Ireland to Brooklyn in the 1950s. Roberta Gates, the facilitator, opened the discussion with a biographical sketch of Tóibín. A lively discussion followed, focusing on the various forms of prejudice in the book and the protagonist's seeming passivity.
Readers & Reviewers was launched in November 2016 when Shirley Baugher facilitated a discussion of A Great Reckoning, the latest Louise Penney mystery. A dozen members attended and the discussion was lively and fun.