The Group Leader is Maureen McCoy
The Literature Group meet at Bold Street Methodist Mission on the 1st Thursday of the month at 1:30pm, for 2 hours. We are in the Lounge(2nd Floor)not far from the Lift and break mid session for a friendly cup of coffee or tea and biscuits, provided by a group member.
We look at all aspects of Literature, from ancient to modern - from a variety of points of view.
Having concentrated on British and American fiction for a number of years, this year we are looking at a number of novels from other cultures
For 2018/19 we covered the following topics
American Fiction 1980s (A Proulx ,E Hoffman, D DeLillo )(D Coupland)
New York in fiction
Guns & Law USA
For 2019/20 we will be covering the following topics and others still to be agreed
Novels of Empire (2 sessions Colonial & Post-colonial)
Golden Age of Crime Fiction
David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas)
Tokyo in fiction
Most sessions are led by a group member with some speakers from other U3A Groups and also occasional external speakers.
Sessions can include close reading of a particular novel or poem and/or a DVD which may provide biographical information, or outline the historical context for a novel and author's work etc. The main idea is to offer an introduction to a novel, poem, author or period which may lead members to wider reading, sometimes in areas new to them.
I took over leadership of the Group in January 2013. We are a small group at present so looking to recruit new members. All that is required to join is an interest in Literature and in sharing your reading experiences, interests and views. Come along and try it.
For further information contact Maureen through a message on this site, or find contact details on your membership sheet or timetable.