Hello Clubbers and welcome to our Classics Club Games Extravaganza! I am your new event ringmaster. If you love the CC Spins, Monthly Memes and book tags, then I’m the one to turn to for all your in-house club fun.
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Bronwyn. I’ve been running Brona’s Books for over nine years, editing the non-fiction page of the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge since 2015 and an active member of The Classics Club since August 2012. I was thrilled to be offered one of the new moderator positions. My role in the new team is to focus on in-house club events and manage the new Instagram site. My special interests include classics in translation, Antipodean classics, non-fiction classics (especially memoirs and biographies) and reading early Nobel, Pulitzer and Miles Franklin prize winners.
I’m in the process of linking up all the old memes, spins and games under the one tab – Club Games. We plan to continue regular Spins – wahoo! – (probably 3 a year) and Memes (although they may not be a monthly feature going forward). We like the idea of Sync Reads, Book Corner 2.0 and other shared, group reading experiences if they are things that our wider community would like us to host.
Past events like Twelve Months of Classic Literature, the Book Dare and the Women’s Classic Literature event could be revived or re-jigged if our members would like to see these, or something like them, again. Our recent survey will help us develop these ideas further once the results are collated.
Our desire is to provide one game/tag/event per month. From 2019 we will publish a calendar of these events so that you can plan your reading and blogging schedules.
We welcome new ideas and suggestions for fun ways to come together to read and enjoy classics.
But for now, stop reading this, and get back to your CC Spin #18 book – only 11 days to go!