New “Kestrel Reads” Book Discussion Group: Fall 2022
November 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Like so many of the arts, the written word has the power to inform but also to reach the heart. Research shows that fiction readers, by immersing themselves in another person’s perspective, tend to be more compassionate. Book clubs expand on this experience by providing a common, respectful, creative space to listen and be heard, as well as to amiably disagree.
Book lovers who share and explore ideas with each other become better readers, writers, and collaborators. Unpacking a good book deepens and enriches the story or content, giving you insights you’ll carry into the next read, creative endeavor, or conversation. Reading is a pleasure, but a solitary one. Discussing the book afterwards is the best of both worlds.
About the Moderator: Often lost in a good book, Cheri LeBlond has moderated book clubs for almost ten years. A former bookstore owner, she’s had the pleasure of exploring the joys and pitfalls of storytelling with avid readers, dedicated writers, and persnickety publishers. Formerly of Kansas City, she now resides in Amherst and is delighted to live in the trees and walk Kestrel’s many trails.
Registration required. Limited to 15 participants.