Mansfield & District

Read a little Aloud

Read a Little Aloud

This group provides an opportunity for members to sample a variety of extracts from novels, biographies or non-fiction books. Copies are provided which have been marked in sections so that each person reads aloud about two paragraphs each. The topics involved might be: Friendship, Love and Marriage, Indiscretion, etc. The idea is to prompt discussion afterwards about our reactions to the subject; we don't delve into criticism or style of the writing. We always fly off on a tangent and relate our own anecdotes on the theme, and it's surprising where it leads us! It is not necessary for all members to read aloud if they prefer just to listen.

In October, we read a piece from 'Jane Eyre' but it was quite short, and so was followed by an extract from 'How Mumbo Jumbo Conquered the World' by Frances Ween. Then came an excerpt from a parish magazine detailing words which years ago we'd never heard of, or which have a different meaning these days, and we concluded with a deliciously satirical poem by Pam Ayres.

Read a Little Aloud is able to take a couple more members, to allow for occasional absences. It's a good £2.50's worth but only the open-minded and easy-going would be happy with our great little group.

Our next meeting is on Friday 11 November at 2 pm and a piece of fun reading is planned which will certainly stimulate conversation!

Sheila Haslam

Contact Sheila Haslam, 01623 627764. 52 Chatsworth Drive.

Meeting venue: St Peters Community Centre, Bellamy Road
When: Second Fridays; 2 to 4pm
Cost: £2.50 (To cover room rent).

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