The Literature Group meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10am to 12 midday, in the Southwell Library meeting room, which has full disabled access.
What’s in a name? In this case, our name is important because we are not just a book group. We aim to read challenging texts, studying them in some depth and discussing content and style and how they relate to our experiences. Over the years we have sought to cover a number of different genres: novel, short story, travel writing, play, biography as well as poetry. At the start of each year the group identifies themes that underpin the books and poems to be studied over the following year. A small group of volunteers then meet to suggest a range of books and poems that might fit within the chosen theme/s. The final selection is made after further discussion within the group.
Each month, one main text is read before the meeting followed by one or two poems either related by theme or by author to the main text. The discussions are very lively, extremely informative and always enhance one’s understanding (if not always the liking) of the chosen text!
Library copies of the month’s books are made available wherever possible. Those members who are willing, take turns to research the background and provide notes for other members prior to leading the discussions each month. Themes for a year commence each September.
Page updated 02-09-2022-RL
Programme for Sept 2022- Aug 2023
We have based the following programme on the Jubilee list of books that has been produced with books from the 7 decades of the Queen’s reign, from across the Commonwealth. We have also added a few other books from the same decades.
To download the 22-23 program as a Word document, click here (Opens in new window)
To see the “history” of all the themes, books and poetry which we studied from 2006 to 2020click here
Think you might be interested in joining this group?
1. If you are not already a member of Southwell U3A but are interested in finding out more about this group and/or would like to attend one of their group meetings please click on the Contact Us link and let us know. We will arrange for the Group Leader to get in touch with you as soon as possible.
2. If you are already a member of Southwell U3A and are interested in joining this group you can contact the Group Leader directly. Their details are in the Group Leaderspage in our Membership Area of the website. As a Southwell U3A member you will have received the password for the Members Area pages in Newsline. If you have forgotten the password please use the Contact Usfacility on this website to request the password