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02.05.2017 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The joy of sharing well-loved novels, poetry & prose with others, led by Eugene McCaffrey OCD.
Avila book club started in January 2012. At present there are twelve to fifteen members. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7.30 pm.

Meetings alternate each month between the reading of a book and sharing poetry. The books and poetry themes are agreed by the group well in advance. Sharing takes place in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

Among the books discussed so far are:

The Kite Runner – Khalid Hosseni
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
That They May Face the Rising Sun – John McGahern
Strumpet City – James Plunkett
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce
De Profundis – Oscar Wilde
Untying the Knots – Paul Vallely
Poetry evenings sometimes focus on particular themes:
Friendship / New beginnings / Journey
Or on a particular poet:
Patrick Kavanagh, W.B. Yeats, Seamus Heaney, Thomas Harding, Derek Mahon, Gerard Manley Hopkins,

The experience of the group so far has been both stimulating and enriching as well as challenging.

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