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October Book Club - Wonderworks by Angus Fletcher Book Club October 27, 2021 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET Prater home, 2000 Malvern Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221 Hybrid meeting again. Attend either in person (2000 Malvern Rd) or via Zoom to discuss "Wonderworks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature" by Angus Fletcher. Sign up to get book club notices and get the link at: https://secure.everyaction.com/Bs8BwbneEkuM2phj8pJHbA2 Literature is a technology like any other. And the writers we revere—from Homer, Shakespeare, Austen, and others—each made a unique technical breakthrough that can be viewed as both a narrative and neuroscientific advancement. Literature’s great invention was to address problems we could not solve: not how to start a fire or build a boat, but how to live and love; how to maintain courage in the face of death; how to account for the fact that we exist at all.
November Book Club - Democracy in One Book or Less by David Litt Book Club December 1, 2021 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET Prater home, 2000 Malvern Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221 Another hybrid meeting at 7:00 pm on December 1st (to skip over Thanksgiving) at 2000 Malvern Rd or via Zoom. Sign up for book club notices to get the Zoom link: https://secure.everyaction.com/Bs8BwbneEkuM2phj8pJHbA2 What explains the gap between what We, the People want and what our elected leaders do? How can we fix our politics before it's too late? And how can we truly understand the state of our democracy without wanting to crawl under a rock? That's what former Obama speechwriter David Litt set out to answer.