Reading, Writing and Film

Cercle du lecture (discussion de livres en français)

Meetings are at 10am on the 3rd Thursday of the month unless indicated *

  • 19 janvier  Le Grand Meaulnes – Alain-Fournier
  • 16 février  L’enfant de Noé – Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
  • 16 mars    Meursault, contre-enquête – Kamel Daoud
  • 27 avril * (4me jeudi) La femme provisoire – Anne Brécard
  • 18 mai   Impolitiquement correct – Martina Chyba
  • 15 juin  L’Ambition – Iegor Gran
  • 21 septembre  Le misanthrope – Molière
  • 19 octobre  L’Amant – Marguerite Duras
  • 16 novembre – choix de livres pour 2018

Daytime Book Discussion Group

The year’s list includes six books written in 1958 as part of the AIWCs 60th birthday celebrations in 2018.

  • September 14 –  The Inheritors, William Golding
  • October 12 – All the light we cannot see, Anthony Doerr
  • November 9 – Things fall apart, Chinua Achebe
  • December 14 – Memoirs of a dutiful daughter, Simone de Beauvoir
  • January 11 – The King must die, Mary Renault
  • February  8 – Our Man in Havana, Graham Greene
  • March 8 – The Leopard, Guiseppi Lampedusa
  • April 12 – The Siege of Krishnapur, J G Farrell
  • May  17* –  Book Choices meeting
  • June 14 – The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare

A paper copy of the book list and synopsis is available in the Club cloakroom.

Evening Book Discussion Group

NEW SCHEDULE: First Thursday of the month.


  • January 12 – The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
  • February 3 – The French Lieutenant’s Woman, John Fowles
  • March 3 – The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison
  • April 6 – Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs, Sally Mann
  • May 5 – The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barberry
  • June 1 – Twelve Angry Men, Reginald Rose
  • July 6 – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
  • – no meeting August – 
  • September 7 – The Midnight Rose, Lucinda Riley
  • October 5 – The Last Runaway, Tracy Chevalier
  • November 2 – Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • December 7 – Commonwealth, Ann Pratchett

The Writers Workshop

Have you ever written down your dreams? Would you like to turn your experiences into stories or poetry? Do you love to write? The Writers Workshop is for any Club member interested in pursuing the art of writing (in English). Assigned topics allow the writer to tell a story while sharpening technical skills, style and voice in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. New members are welcome! Regular attendance is encouraged.


Past Reading, Writing and Film activities

Our activities change as our membership evolves. The following are activities that were successful in the past and can always be brought back in the future. If your are interested in starting a new activity or bringing back a past one, please contact our Activity Director who can help you get started.

  • Evening Book and Movie Group: We read a book and watch a film based on that book. We discuss the book with the help of “book club-style” questions and discuss how successful the film adaptation was. Bring something to drink and a snack to share.
  • Writing Non-Fiction Workshop: Perhaps you’ve read an article in your favorite magazine and thought—“I could write this.” Maybe you’d like to write a series of columns for your hometown newspaper. Technical writing might interest you—whether about computers, health, finance or any other topic. Self-help books or non-fiction children’s articles or books might intrigue you. On a slightly larger scale, you might be interested in developing a non-fiction book related to your passion for cooking, health, or your family’s story. Have you wanted to explore e-publishing, but haven’t found the time? Just perhaps, you’d like to earn some money using your writing interests and skills. Multiple outlets exist for non-fiction writing. This monthly workshop will allow participants to explore the different possibilities and to write articles that will be discussed by the group each session. Participants will research the options and methods of writing for different outlets, to share with the group. Each participant will select the monthly discussion they agree to lead. Topics include: Writing for magazines and newspapers, technical writing, travel writing, writing a non-fiction book, non-fiction children’s articles/books, e-books/e-zines and other topics that participants suggest.