Our next First Fridays Classic Book Club will be held on June 2 at 10:30 at the Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road in Midlothian Virginia, from 10:30 to noon. If you want to support our group, you may arrive shortly after 10 am to set up chairs and tables, stay a few minutes after noon to take them down, bring an occasional snack or drink, and/or invite friends to attend our discussions. You may also take part here, Online!
If you live out-of-town or cannot physically attend our meetings, you may take part by leaving a comment at the bottom of this website: www.Litchatte.com. I will also post a later summary of our discussion after we meet. At anytime, you may also suggest a book that you would like to read. lead, or discuss at a future meeting. I am very encouraged by our participation so far, after only four months! I understand that it takes dedication and time to locate and read a new or old book each month. However, you may often find copies of our classic books at local libraries, used book stores, ABE.com, Amazon.com used books section, or by downloading them on Kindle or other E-Readers. I know some members participate in several groups. However, I believe that the benefits of these discussions provide a more in-depth understanding of our selections than by just reading them alone. The motto of this website and our book club is that “A Classic Book Keeps Speaking to Us Long after It’s Written.” This idea certainly can be soundly supported by our upcoming reading choice.
Dr. Murray Ellison received a Master’s in Education from Temple University (1973), a Master’s Degree of Arts in English Literature from Virginia Commonwealth University (2015), and a Doctorate in Education at Virginia Tech (1988). He is married and has three adult daughters. He retired as the Virginia Director of Community Corrections for the Department of Correctional Education in 2009. He is the founder and chief editor of this literary blog and is an editor for the International Correctional Education Journal. He is the Co-Editor of the 2016 book of poetry, Mystic Verses, by Shambhushivananda. He also serves as a board member, volunteer tour guide, poetry judge, and Facilities Planning Committee Coordinator for the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond Virginia. He teaches literature classes at the OSHER, Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Richmond; is the organizer and coordinator of The First Fridays Classic Book Club; and is co-organizer, along with Rebecca Elizabeth Jones, of the VCU Working Titles Book Club. Contact Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a note at the bottom of the post.