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Book Talk & Exploring Books are friendly tutor-led reading groups, run under the auspices of the WEA (Workers Educational Association).

Both groups meet in Edinburgh Central Library, George IV Bridge during term-time, Book Talk on Wednesday afternoons 2-4pm starting 4th October 2017, and Exploring Books on Friday mornings 10.30-12.30 starting 6th October 2017. The Autumn and Spring terms are each 9 weeks, and the Summer Term is 8 weeks.

Books are chosen by democratic vote of the members of both groups and are mostly fiction; 4 books per term (2 weeks for each book) plus, usually, one short story in week 3 (Autumn and Spring terms). For the 2017 Autumn term we have replaced the short story with an opportunity to view a selection of Edinburgh Libraries' rare books collection.

Each group is self managing with a Chair and a Treasurer.

The WEA provides support for our group and other adult education classes. The tutor is Wendy Pearson, who is employed by the WEA.

The books for the 2017 Autumn term are:

  • All The Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr (weeks 1 & 2)

  • The Master of Petersburg, J. M. Coetzee (weeks 3 & 4)

  • Rare books viewing (week 5)

  • The Noise of Time, Julian Barnes (weeks 6 & 7)

  • The Gustav Sonata, Rose Tremain (weeks 8 & 9)

  • Carry over book for Term 2 (January - March) – Days without End, Sebastian Barry

The remaining books for Term 2, plus the carry over book for the Summer 2018 term, will be chosen over weeks 5-7 (TBC).

There is a subscription each term to cover the basic running costs of the groups. Prospective new members may attend the first meeting without financial obligation. Payment is requested only if they wish to continue attending meetings. A reduced fee can be offered to new members starting part-way through the term.

Places are limited and available on a 'first come, first served' basis. For more information please email info@weabooktalk.co.uk (Wed afternoons) or info@weaexploringbooks.co.uk (Fri mornings).

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