Classics Club Event: Freebie Month in December

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All right, clubbers! Today begins the final installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with a Freebie Month.

Clearly we couldn’t cover everything for this event in just eleven  months. What area in literature wasn’t touched upon by the group in 2014 that you want to explore/highlight/expand upon? Pick an author, movement or category within literature that means something to you and write or read about it to finish out the year.

The Freebie Event is for the current month, but honestly, you can contribute thoughts and posts in the comments below whenever you write them. The purpose of this event is to have a central place to share our thoughts/posts on the topic.

We’re excited to see how this club shapes this month’s topic. We’re a great mix of experts and new readers. You can read works pertaining to this month’s theme, or simply write your thoughts, reading lists and suggestions, creative writing, poetry, editorials — etc at your blog, and link those below.

Even if you don’t have time to read for the event this month, you could write an informative post for fellow clubbers on the topic. Research-based posts, free-writing, emotion-based “I love the following topic” journal entries, reading suggestion lists, TBR plans – all are welcome and encouraged. Some of you may be experts (or experts in progress) on a given literary topic. Your input is highly encouraged and appreciated! Others are new to literature. For you and the experts, exploration is encouraged.

Please see our main event page for details. 

So, are you in? What will you be reading/writing? 🙂

Cheers, and a very happy reading and writing month to you! – The Club

Our muse this month. (You!)

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Classics Club Event: Victorian Literature in November

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All right, clubbers! Today begins the eleventh installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with works of Victorian Literature. (Just in time for a snuggly winter!) 🙂 For reinforcements on this one, we’ll simply direct you to the Master Post for the Victorian Event hosted by Allie at A Literary Odyssey in Summer 2012. For the event, Allie also shared a list of Victorian writers.

The Victorian Event is for the current month, but honestly, you can contribute thoughts and post links to the comments below whenever you write them. The purpose of this event is to have a central place to share our thoughts/posts on the topic.

We want to know what you read and what you think about this topic, but we don’t want to research for you. We’re excited to see how this club shapes this month’s topic. We’re a great mix of experts and new readers. We want to encourage you all to share and explore. Use the links above to get started.

Even if you don’t have time to read for the event this month, you could post about the titles you have on your club list that pertain to this month’s topic, write an informative post for fellow clubbers on the topic, or talk about why you didn’t include any titles from the topic on your club list. Feature an author! Write a poem! Explore classic art that accentuates the literature. It’s your event. Research-based posts, free-writing, emotion-based “I love this topic” journal entries, lists – all are welcome and encouraged. Some of you may be experts (or experts in progress) on this month’s topic. Your input is highly encouraged and appreciated! Others are new to literature. For you and the experts, exploration is encouraged.

Please see our main event page for details. 

So, are you in? What will you be reading/writing? 🙂

Cheers, and a very happy reading and writing month to you! – The Club

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Our muse this month.

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Classics Club Event: LGBT Literature in October

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All right, clubbers! Today begins the tenth installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with works representing the LGBT community throughout history, including (but not limited to!) works by such writers as Truman Capote, Colette, Emily Dickinson, E. M. Forster, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Alice Walker, Tennessee Williams, Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde, and Walt Whitman.

You can see a really great list of suggestions for authors to explore here, as well as suggestions for an exploration of gay literature here, and lesbian literature here. We’re excited to see club members explore this topic and share thoughts on the movement as well as suggestions for future reads.

The LGBT reading Event is for the current month, but honestly, you can contribute thoughts and post links to the comments below whenever you write them. The purpose of this event is to have a central place to share our thoughts/posts on the topic.

We want to know what you read and what you think about this topic, but we don’t want to research for you. We’re excited to see how this club shapes this month’s topic. We’re a great mix of experts and new readers. We want to encourage you all to share and explore. Use the links above to get started.

Even if you don’t have time to read for the event this month, you could post about the titles you have on your club list that pertain to this month’s topic, write an informative post for fellow clubbers on the topic, or talk about why you didn’t include any titles from the topic on your club list. Feature an author! Write a poem! It’s your event. Research-based posts, free-writing, emotion-based “I love this topic” journal entries, lists – all are welcome and encouraged.

Please see our main event page for details. 

So, are you in? What will you be reading/writing? 🙂

Cheers, and a very happy reading and writing month to you! – The Club

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Our muse this month.

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Classics Club Event: Romantic Literature in September

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All right, clubbers! Today begins the ninth installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with works of Romantic Literature. This movement in literature includes writers such as Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Horace Walpole, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Herman Melville, and Emily Dickinson.

The Romantic Literature Event is for the current month, but honestly, you can contribute thoughts and post links to the comments below whenever you write them. The purpose of this event is to have a central place to share our thoughts/posts on the topic.

We want to know what you read and what you think about this topic, but we don’t want to research for you. We’re excited to see how this club shapes this month’s topic. We’re a great mix of experts and new readers. We want to encourage you all to share and explore. Use the links above to get started.

Even if you don’t have time to read for the event this month, you could post about the titles you have on your club list that pertain to this month’s topic, write an informative post for fellow clubbers on the topic, or talk about why you didn’t include any titles from the topic on your club list. Feature an author! Write a poem! Explore classic art that accentuates the literature. It’s your event. Research-based posts, free-writing, emotion-based “I love this topic” journal entries, lists – all are welcome and encouraged. Some of you may be experts (or experts in progress) on this month’s topic. Your input is highly encouraged and appreciated! Others are new to literature. For you and the experts, exploration is encouraged.

Please see our main event page for details. 

So, are you in? What will you be reading/writing? 🙂

Cheers, and a very happy reading and writing month to you! – The Club

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Our muse this month. (Beethoven! Ha! He’s not a literary artist, but he certainly does evoke the thunder of the movement. Set his music to literature, and you’ve got Percy Shelley.) 🙂

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Classics Club Event: Enlightenment Thinkers in August.

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All right, clubbers! Today begins the eighth installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with works by the Enlightenment Thinkers. Just in England and America, the topic centers on authors like Thomas Hobbes (Leviathan), Mary Wollstonecraft (A Vindication of the Rights of Woman), John Locke (An Essay Concerning Human Understanding), Thomas Paine (The Age of Reason) and Thomas Jefferson (The Declaration of Independence). But of course the movement has its history beyond England and America. How did The Age of Enlightenment transform the world? (An idea prompt! Certainly not a mandatory question!)

The Enlightenment Thinkers Event is for the current month, but honestly, you can contribute thoughts and post links to the comments below whenever you write them. The purpose of this event is to have a central place to share our thoughts/posts on the topic.

We want to know what you read and what you think about this topic, but we don’t want to research for you. We’re excited to see how this club shapes this month’s topic. We’re a great mix of experts and new readers. We want to encourage you all to share and explore. Use the links above to get started.

Even if you don’t have time to read for the event this month, you could post about the titles you have on your club list that pertain to this month’s topic, write an informative post for fellow clubbers on the topic, or talk about why you didn’t include any titles from the topic on your club list. Feature an author! Write a poem! Explore classic art that accentuates the literature. It’s your event. Research-based posts, free-writing, emotion-based “I love this topic” journal entries, lists – all are welcome and encouraged. Some of you may be experts (or experts in progress) on this month’s topic. Your input is highly encouraged and appreciated! Others are new to literature. For you and the experts, exploration is encouraged.

Please see our main event page for details. 

So, are you in? What will you be reading/writing? 🙂

Cheers, and a very happy reading and writing month to you! – The Club

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Our muse this month.

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Classics Club Event: Post-Modernist literature in July.

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All right, clubbers! Today begins the seventh installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with Post-Modernist literature. (The literary response to Postmodernism.)

From Wikipedia: “While there is little consensus on the precise characteristics, scope, and importance of postmodern literature, as is often the case with artistic movements, postmodern literature is commonly defined in relation to a precursor. For example, a postmodern literary work tends not to conclude with the neatly tied-up ending as is often found in modernist literature, but often parodies it. Postmodern authors tend to celebrate chance over craft, and further employ metafiction to undermine the writer’s authority.”

Some of the authors you might explore include Samuel Beckett, William S. Burroughs, Jorge Luis Borges, Jack Kerouac, Kurt Vonnegut, Italo Calvino, and Gabriel García MarquezHere’s a list of potential works.

The Post-Modernist Literature Event is for the current month, but honestly, you can contribute thoughts and links to your posts in the comments below whenever you write them. The purpose of this event is to have a central place to share our thoughts/posts on the topic.

We want to know what you read and what you think about this topic, but we don’t want to research for you. We’re excited to see how this club shapes this month’s topic. We’re a great mix of experts and new readers. We want to encourage you all to share and explore. Use the links above to get started.

Even if you don’t have time to read for the event this month, you could post about the titles you have on your club list that pertain to this month’s topic, write an informative post for fellow clubbers on the topic, or talk about why you didn’t include any titles from the topic on your club list. Feature an author! Write a poem! Explore classic art that accentuates the literature. It’s your event. Research-based posts, free-writing, emotion-based “I love this topic” journal entries, lists – all are welcome and encouraged. Some of you may be experts (or experts in progress) on this month’s topic. Your input is highly encouraged and appreciated! Others are new to literature. For you and the experts, exploration is encouraged.

Please see our main event page for details. 

So, are you in? What will you be reading/writing? 🙂

Cheers, and a very happy reading and writing month to you! – The Club

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Our muse this month.

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Classics Club Event: World War One and/or The Lost Generation. Modernist Literature in June.

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All right, clubbers! Today begins the sixth installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with works of World War One and/or The Lost GenerationModernist Literature. Cover the topic however you like, zooming in on a particular author or movement, or discussing the shift in literature as a whole as the world lost its innocence in the wake of World War One. The Bloomsbury Group, Virginia Woolf, Wilfred Owen and the World War One poets, James Joyce, Hemingway — there are so many options on this topic and you’re encouraged to explore as you’re pulled.

The World War One Event is for the current month, but honestly, you can contribute thoughts and post links in the comments below whenever you write them. The purpose of this event is to have a central place to share our thoughts/posts on the topic.

We want to know what you read and what you think about this topic, but we don’t want to research for you. We’re excited to see how this club shapes this month’s topic. We’re a great mix of experts and new readers. We want to encourage you all to share and explore. Use the links above to get started.

Even if you don’t have time to read for the event this month, you could post about the titles you have on your club list that pertain to this month’s topic, write an informative post for fellow clubbers on the topic, or talk about why you didn’t include any titles from the topic on your club list. Feature an author! Write a poem! Explore classic art that accentuates the literature. It’s your event. Research-based posts, free-writing, emotion-based “I love this topic” journal entries, lists – all are welcome and encouraged. Some of you may be experts (or experts in progress) on this month’s topic. Your input is highly encouraged and appreciated! Others are new to literature. For you and the experts, exploration is encouraged.

Please see our main event page for details. 

So, are you in? What will you be reading/writing? 🙂

Cheers, and a very happy reading and writing month to you! – The Club

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Our muse this month.

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Classics Club Event: Post-Colonial Literature in May

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All right, clubbers! Today begins the fifth installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with works of Postcolonial Literature and/or World Literature. At the risk of going on for pages, here’s a resource. 🙂 There’s also a great resource for this topic here.

We’re especially hoping people will address/discuss this topic in particular during the event. People new to literature may not understand how widely classic literature expands beyond the titles popularly associated with “classic literature” and the Western Canon, so posts highlighting the history and breadth of literature are most welcome, as are posts about post-colonial works and works of literature around the world that are often overlooked in discussions of classic literature.

This Post-Colonial Event is for the current month, but honestly, you can contribute thoughts and post links in the comments below whenever you write them. The purpose of this event is to have a central place to share our thoughts/posts on the topic.

We want to know what you read and what you think about this topic, but we don’t want to research for you. We’re excited to see how this club shapes this month’s topic. We’re a great mix of experts and new readers. We want to encourage you all to share and explore. Use the links above to get started.

Even if you don’t have time to read for the event this month, you could post about the titles you have on your club list that pertain to this month’s topic, write an informative post for fellow clubbers on the topic, or talk about why you didn’t include any titles from the topic on your club list. Feature an author! Write a poem! Explore classic art that accentuates the literature. It’s your event. Research-based posts, free-writing, emotion-based “I love this topic” journal entries, lists – all are welcome and encouraged. Some of you may be experts (or experts in progress) on this month’s topic. Your input is highly encouraged and appreciated! Others are new to literature. For you and the experts, exploration is encouraged.

Please see our main event page for details. 

So, are you in? What will you be reading/writing? 🙂

Cheers, and a very happy reading and writing month to you! – The Club

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Our muse this month.

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Classics Club Event: Transcendentalist Literature in April

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All right, clubbers! Today begins the fourth installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with works of Transcendentalist literature (or its inspirations/influence in literature):

  • works by the Transcendentalists (includes people in the Transcendental Club as well as people close to that circle) – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Emily Dickinson, William Ellery Channing, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, A. Bronson Alcott, Walt Whitman (etc)… (List of Transcendentalist Writers/Artists)
  • works by artists of the American Renaissance who found it difficult to accept Transcendentalist optimism: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Edgar Allen Poe… (they are in the conversation, even if they don’t agree with Transcendentalism.)
  • works by influences on Transcendentalism outside America: William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Immanuel Kant, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe…
  • works by people influenced by Transcendentalism outside America (Leo Tolstoy, Gandhi…) – each were influenced by Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience.
  • works about Transcendentalism’s history, writers, followers, etc.

This Transcendentalist Event is for the current month, but honestly, you can contribute thoughts and post links to the comments below whenever you write them. The purpose of this event is to have a central place to share our thoughts/posts on the topic.

We want to know what you read and what you think about this topic, but we don’t want to research for you. We’re excited to see how this club shapes this month’s topic. We’re a great mix of experts and new readers. We want to encourage you all to share and explore. Use the links above to get started.

Even if you don’t have time to read for the event this month, you could post about the titles you have on your club list that pertain to this month’s topic, write an informative post for fellow clubbers on the topic, or talk about why you didn’t include any titles from the topic on your club list. Feature an author! Write a poem! Explore classic art that accentuates the literature. It’s your event. Research-based posts, free-writing, emotion-based “I love this topic” journal entries, lists – all are welcome and encouraged. Some of you may be experts (or experts in progress) on this month’s topic. Your input is highly encouraged and appreciated! Others are new to literature. For you and the experts, exploration is encouraged.

Please see our main event page for details. 

So, are you in? What will you be reading/writing? 🙂

Cheers, and a very happy reading and writing month to you! – The Club

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Our muse this month.

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Classics Club Event: Feminist Literature in March

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All right, clubbers! Today begins the third installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with works of Feminist Literature  and/or Persophone and Virago (details) literature. There’s a really great resource on feminist literature here, written by book bloggers.

This Feminist Event is for the current month, but honestly, you can contribute thoughts and post links to the comments below whenever you write them. The purpose of this event is to have a central place to share our thoughts/posts on the topic.

We want to know what you read and what you think about this topic, but we don’t want to research for you. We’re excited to see how this club shapes this month’s topic. We’re a great mix of experts and new readers. We want to encourage you all to share and explore. Use the links above to get started.

Even if you don’t have time to read for the event this month, you could post about the titles you have on your club list that pertain to this month’s topic, write an informative post for fellow clubbers on the topic, or talk about why you didn’t include any titles from the topic on your club list. Feature an author! Write a poem! Explore classic art that accentuates the literature. It’s your event. Research-based posts, free-writing, emotion-based “I love this topic” journal entries, lists – all are welcome and encouraged. Some of you may be experts (or experts in progress) on this month’s topic. Your input is highly encouraged and appreciated! Others are new to literature. For you and the experts, exploration is encouraged.

Please see our main event page for details. 

So, are you in? What will you be reading/writing? 🙂

Cheers, and a very happy reading and writing month to you! – The Club

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Our muse this month.

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Classics Club Event: African-American Literature in February

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All right, clubbers! Today begins the second installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with works of and about the Harlem Renaissance and African-American Literature. We are highlighting American literature specifically because February is African History Month in America and Canada, and because the Harlem Renaissance was centered mainly in New York. But obviously works focusing on the African diaspora outside America are entirely encouraged, as are works on the topic before and after the Harlem Renaissance. Please reinterpret this theme however it inspires your participation.

The African-American Lit event is for the current month, but honestly, you can contribute thoughts and post links to the comments below whenever you write them. The purpose of this event is to have a central place to share our thoughts/posts on the topic.

We want to know what you read and what you think about this topic, but we don’t want to research for you. We’re excited to see how this club shapes this month’s topic. We’re a great mix of experts and new readers. We want to encourage you all to share and explore. Use the links above to get started.

Even if you don’t have time to read for the event this month, you could post about the titles you have on your club list that pertain to this month’s topic, write an informative post for fellow clubbers on the topic, or talk about why you didn’t include any titles from the topic on your club list. Feature an author! Write a poem! Explore classic art that accentuates the literature. It’s your event. Research-based posts, free-writing, emotion-based “I love this topic” journal entries, lists – all are welcome and encouraged. Some of you may be experts (or experts in progress) on this month’s topic. Your input is highly encouraged and appreciated! Others are new to literature. For you and the experts, exploration is encouraged.

Please see our main event page for details. 

So, are you in? What will you be reading/writing? 🙂

Cheers, and a very happy reading and writing month to you! – The Club

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Our muse this month.

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Classics Club Event: Shakespeare in January

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All right, clubbers! Today starts our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with William Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

This month we encourage you to read Shakespeare’s play(s) and/or poems, read books about Shakespeare, or read works by and about his contemporaries (Christopher Marlowe, Ben Johnson, Edmund Spenser, Queen Elizabeth I, etc.)

Ideas for works on this month’s topic here, here, and here.

This Shakespeare Event is for the current month, but honestly, you can contribute thoughts and post links to the comments below whenever you write them. The purpose of this event is to have a central place to share our viewpoints on the topic.

We want to know what you read and what you think about this topic, but we don’t want to research for you. We’re excited to see how this club shapes this month’s topic. We’re a great mix of experts and new readers. We want to encourage you all to share and explore. Use the links above to get started.

Even if you don’t have time to read for the event this month, you could post about the titles you have on your club list that pertain to this month’s topic, write an informative post for fellow clubbers on the topic, or talk about why you didn’t include any titles from the topic on your club list. Feature an author! Write a poem! Explore classic art that accentuates the literature. It’s your event. Research-based posts, free-writing, emotion-based “I love this topic” journal entries, lists – all are welcome and encouraged. Some of you may be experts (or experts in progress) on this month’s topic. Your input is highly encouraged and appreciated! Others are new to literature. For you and the experts, exploration is encouraged.

Please see our main event page for details. 

So, are you in? What will you be reading/writing? 🙂

Cheers, and a very happy reading and writing month to you! – The Club

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This month’s muse.

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Announcing Twelve Months of Classic Literature: 2014

This event ended in December 2014. Thank you to everyone who participated. If you’re just joining The Classics Club, you’re of course most welcome to take part at any time. Just click a category below to check it out. All the best! 🙂 The Club.


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Hello readers! We’re here this morning to announce our next big project:

Twelve months of classic literature.

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We’re going to announce a category on the first of every month in 2014 (listed below). Anyone in the club who is interested in reading from that category can participate and leave their links in the category’s comment box.

This is a reading OR writing project. If you lack time to read about a topic for a month but would like to write about it (whether you’re an expert or not) that’s certainly encouraged. Research-based posts, free-writing, emotion-based “I love this topic” journal entries, lists — all are welcome and encouraged. Some of you may be experts (or experts in progress) on some of the selected topics. Your input is highly encouraged and appreciated! Others are new to literature. For you and the experts, exploration is encouraged.

We’re posting the list early so that interested folks can get started reading if you want to begin early on a topic that especially interests you. Just wait for the post to go live and share your thoughts! 🙂

Twelve Months of Classic Literature: 2014 will happen in conjunction with events already hosted by members on our Events Page.

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Here’s the list:

  • January: William Shakespeare (or his contemporaries. Elizabethan England, etc)
  • February: Harlem Renaissance / African-American Literature.
  • MarchFeminist Literature / Persophone / Virago Literature 
  • April: Transcendentalist literature (or its inspirations/influence in literature)
  • May: Postcolonial Literature / World Literature.
  • JuneWorld War One and/or The Lost Generation. Modernist literature.
  • July: Post-Modernist literature.
  • AugustThe Enlightenment Thinkers
  • September: Romantic Literature
  • October: LGBT literature
  • NovemberVictorian Literature
  • December: Freebie Month – Clearly we couldn’t cover everything in the prior eleven months. What wasn’t touched upon above that you want to explore/highlight/expand upon? Pick an author, movement or category within literature that means something to you and write or read about it to finish out the year.

Details:

Each month on the 1st, we’ll announce the category for the month (above.) Anyone who is interested in participating that month can announce their participation at their own blog on the 1st of the month, along with whatever they’ll be reading or have read and (this would be really cool but is naturally not required) a post introducing your readers to the author/movement you intend to explore or have knowledge about that you’d like to share. (Even if you lack time to do any reading yourself.)

You’ll have the whole month (or honestly however long you want to take, because we’re hardly sticklers here for rules) to post about that month’s topic. The idea is to share your experience within a particular category, whether you’re familiar with the literary movement or just entering it. So pick something to read, or pick something to write about, or pick some pre-written posts on the topic to share with the club.

We will only post ONE page per category. You can link your involvement within the comments of that post, which will go live each month on the 1st.

So if, for example, you choose to read Charles Dickens for the month celebrating Victorian literature, you could write a post introducing readers to Charles Dickens on the 1st of the month for Victorian Month, and link that in our monthly post here at the blog. You could read a book about the Victorian era for Victorian month, or a biography, memoir, informative non-fiction, classic text, etc. You could read a little-known author who wrote in the Victorian era for Victorian Month. Or you could read post-colonial works that speak back to the Victorian writers. Or, on the first of the month when the topic is announced, you could simply share a list of the Victorian authors you have read, will read eventually, want to try but feel intimidated to try, or reasons why you will never read Victorian literature because Victorian literature is not your thing, and link that in our post. (Though it would be awesome to see some encouraging, informative, thrilled posts about the topic too!) 🙂

PLEASE feel free to be creative and think beyond our prompt. Don’t want to read the Enlightenment thinkers? Tell readers why! That’s sincerely encouraged! But, you know. There are hundreds of you. So we’re picking categories and making a skeleton frame of a project that you’re welcome to tinker to your tastes.

We don’t intend to research the topic for you. We’re just going to announce the month’s topic and allow it to be shaped to you: if you write the research, members will have it. The point is to encourage the group to read, write and explore on a variety of literary movements.

If you want to select a month early and read ahead, go for it! You can pick one topic for the whole year, pick a couple and ignore everything else, participate in everything according to schedule, or ignore this event altogether.


We’ll also be continuing with the monthly memes, check-ins and Classic Spins in 2014.

Anybody in? Cheers and good reading!

The Club