may, 2021

17may6:00 pm7:00 pmBook Club with Lisa6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Event Details

Zoom connection info is below.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the books you’re reading, join SCI BC peer Lisa Hislop and the book club readers as we work our way through books we’ve always wanted to read (the books are available as audiobooks, digital and hard copy versions). Each week, we read about an hour of the book (or three chapters), then meet to discuss it. We go over what happened and dip our toes into literary analysis, discussing the plot, themes, characters, the author, the time period, and other influences. It usually takes us between 8 and 20 weeks to read the longer texts and 2 to 4 weeks for shorter stories and plays. Once we’re nearing the end of a book, we submit books we’d like to try and choose the group favourite for our next read. Feel free to pop in and check us out!

The next read will run from July 18 to November 7: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Generations of readers young and old, male and female, have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott’s most popular and enduring novel, Little Women. Here are talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy, united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War.It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, the freethinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with “woman’s work,” including sewing, doing laundry, and acting as a domestic servant. But she soon discovered she could make more money writing. Little Women brought her lasting fame and fortune, and far from being the “girl’s book” her publisher requested, it explores such timeless themes as love and death, war and peace, the conflict between personal ambition and family responsibilities, and the clash of cultures between Europe and America.

How to Connect to Zoom:

–   From your browser: https://zoom.us/j/91890201610

–   From your mobile phone or tablet: download the Zoom app from your app store, then use the meeting ID to get in to the meeting. Meeting ID: 918 9020 1610

–   Dial-in on a landline (telephone): call +1 778 907 2071 Canada (the local number for BC), and enter the Meeting ID when prompted: 918 9020 1610

–  If not in BC, find your local number here: https://zoom.us/u/acMz0fXoVA

If you have any questions please contact our InfoLine at 1-800-689-2477 or info@sci-bc.ca.

Have ideas for other ReachOut! Online sessions? Contact Jenna at jwright@sci-bc.ca to share your feedback.

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Time

(Monday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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