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 24th, 4pm: Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

July 29th, 4pm: Civilwarland in Bad Decline by George Saunders

August 26th, 4pm: Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple


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

June 2017 selection

Civilwarland in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella Cover Image
By George Saunders, Joshua Ferris (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780812987683
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade - April 26th, 2016

July 2017 selection

Where'd You Go, Bernadette Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316204262
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - April 2nd, 2013

August 2017 selection