Writers Read

We love to have new and different voices in our book discussion group! There is no sign-up needed and no commitment to come to every meeting. Read what you like and come when you can (although it is nice to have regulars :o). We have a core group of 4-5 people who come regularly and a few more almost-regulars who come as they can.

We are (mostly) writers who get together once a month to discuss some book (or selections from a book) from a craft perspective; you don't have to be a writer to attend, of course! We read a wide variety from classics to writers on writing to young adult to poetry, though I'd say that contemporary literary fiction is our main focus. We do regular book group talk - who liked what and why, etc. - but we try to focus on techniques and what we can take from these writers and apply to our own work. It is generally a very good time!

Our regular meeting time is the last Saturday of each month at 4PM at Left Bank Books in the Central West End. (We do not meet in November and December.) 

Email questions or comments to Sara Ross at writersread@left-bank.com. Check out our reading list for 20142015, or 2016.

Reading List for 2017

January 28th, 4pm: Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett & Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy

February 25th, 4pm: Tinkers by Paul Harding

March 25th, 4pm: Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

April 29th, 4pm: Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead  **will be meeting at Dressel's**

May 27th, 4pm: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

June 30th, 4pm: Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward


The Intuitionist Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385493000
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor Books - January 3rd, 2000

April 2017 selection

Americanah Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307455925
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor Books - March 4th, 2014

May 2017 selection

Salvage the Bones Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608196265
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - April 24th, 2012

June 2017 selection