Monday, June 14

Book Group

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Book Group would normally be meeting on 10th June at 3.00pm. Happily, although two meetings have had to be cancelled, we are planning to go ahead with this one, but this time online, using a video-conferencing app, Zoom. The U3A Committee have used this method successfully and are anxious that we get some of our groups running again in the same way. A letter has been sent out to group members explaining how things will work.

We are now behind with our list of chosen books, so the easiest thing to do is to pick up where we left off! In case you’ve forgotten, the book we shall be discussing on 10th, is The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See. As usual, we’ll have an introduction to the book and then a discussion about  the merits, or otherwise, of the book itself. Sadly, as yet, technology has not made it possible for tea and cakes to be provided, as normal, at the end of the discussion!

As always we welcome new members, so, if you find yourself with more time on your hands than usual right now, why not join  in online, wherever you are? Just ask for details. All you have to do is read the book beforehand and then give your thoughts about it when we meet together. Simples!

> Book Group met this month by kind invitation  at Hilary Hare’s home. Four members attended and the book discussed was The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald. We shall be meeting again in June to discuss Emma Donoghue’s challenging novel, Room. One of our members, Mary-Lynn Seaby, is producing a series of interesting book reviews, and these will be published, one each month, on the U3A website.

> Writing Group has been working long distance: last month the theme for our writing was a poem on “Spring” – any interpretation of that word! This month we are hoping to meet properly at the Arté cafe to discuss our work based around  the theme of the sea. Incorporating a choice of vocabulary related to the sea, we are producing at least 500 words in a format of our choice – short story, non-fiction, introduction or conclusion to a novel etc. We plan to share some of the results on the U3A website in due course.

Where: Meetings are planned to be held at the Colina Club Library – transport can be
probably be provided from central Calpe, if needs be.

When: Tuesday afternoons 3.00-5.00pm, starting on October 8th the second Tuesday
of the month thereafter, 50 cents charge for refreshments.

Get in touch if you’re interested – Wendy Down, nyw7623@yahoo.co.uk

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