Do you sometimes hear about a book and wish you could talk to a friend who’d already read it before you make the investment of time and possibly money?
Or you’re half way through a book and really want to talk with some like-minded person/s about the ideas before continuing.
To complement other book groups at UCV (2nd Sunday where they choose a book and Potluck Books where people show up and share what they’ve been reading–and sometimes the actual books too!) a new group is starting.
Along the lines of Christina’s Baldwin’s “Calling the Circle”, anyone in the group can “call the circle” – by putting out an email suggesting when and where you’re inviting people to get together and the intention. i.e. it might be to discuss a particular book, or it might be potluck-style: come and tell us what you’re reading.
Another approach would be to have one or two people who have read a particular book, present it and reading is optional for the others. (This format borrowed from Toronto First’s Issues and Ideas group.) We’ll use this approach for the Zero Waste Book Club.
Mary Bennett has set up an email group for any who want to participate. If you join, you’ll get some invitations and you’ll be expected to now and again “call the circle”. #SharedLeadership
Interested in book clubs? Here are some of the other book groups going at UCV.
2nd Sunday Book Club. Contact Rob Dainow
Potluck Book and Lunch Club. Contact Nan Gregory
For contact information, schedules and other small group opportunities, contact Membership Outreach Coordinator, Derrick at firstname.lastname@example.org