The Joy of Good Books

Join other book lovers, to examine and discuss fascinating works of literature. Investigate one longer work (such as a novel or a play), as well as some shorter works.

What is this class about?  It’s not a book club, nor a literature group, but borrows a little of both. The class aims for enjoyment as the group reads, explores and discusses a range of works – novels, plays, poetry, short stories. The group is interactive, and a literary background is not needed – nor do participants need to have read the whole work beforehand. The books are chosen collaboratively, and detailed reading in class delivers things to delight, things to enjoy, things to amuse, and insights into the business of writing.

Tuesdays 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Book: Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James
6 classes, $105, starting 17 July
Book: 6 short stories from 'Dream Stuff' by David Malouf - 'At Schindler's', 'Closer', 'Dream Stuff', 'Jacko's Reach', 'Lone Pine', 'Blacksoil Country'
6 classes, $105, starting 30 October