Austin-Area Reading Circle

"The most important thing one woman can do for another is to illuminate and expand her sense of actual possibilities."
—Adrienne Rich

What is it?

The Reading Circle is a series of monthly book discussion groups for women in the Austin, TX area. The Circle has been meeting since March, 1998. Members choose books for discussion and take turns as discussion leaders. We welcome new members.

The group meets on the 3rd Monday of the month from noon-1pm, January-June, September-December. If you would like to attend but are not on our email list, contact Susan Albert / webmistress@storycircle.org . Unless otherwise specified, the group meets at the Northwest Recreation Center (map here), 2913 Northland Dr, Austin, TX 78757, in classroom #1 (the first room to your left as you enter the building).

Membership in SCN is not required, but encouraged. Participation in the group is free. The Reading Circle is limited to about 15 people, so that everyone can participate fully in the discussion.

Participation in all Austin-Area Story Circle groups is free. The Reading Circle is limited to about 15 people, so that everyone can participate fully in the discussion.

What books will we read?

We choose books about women's lives (memoirs, autobiographies, biographies, and fiction) that are available in paperback in local bookstores (such as BookWoman, Book People, Barnes & Noble, Borders, etc.). We've made it easy for you to purchase books through this web-site. We are linked to amazon.com, and a portion of the purchase price is returned to Story Circle. Through our book choices, we hope to introduce you to writers and books you might not otherwise have read. (That is, we don't usually choose best-sellers.)

You will find links to our book lists below.

You might find our A Reader's Journal helpful in recording your thoughts as you read.

How do I join?

Contact the facilitator: Susan Albert / webmistress@storycircle.org

We encourage you to join the Story Circle Network: use our on-line form.

Book Lists / Reader's Guides

A Reader's Journal

In Association with Amazon.com

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