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Book Choices

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With the subject as “Book Choices”

What we do:

Share your favourite books with others.  Bring along a book you have enjoyed or your latest read and talk about it with other keen readers.  A chance to learn about authors new to you and to share and talk about a wide selection of books.  Each month we also choose a book from a particular genre to discuss. This can be anything from poetry to sci fi. It is members' choice.

I have received a request to join the group but I am afraid we are full at present and have a waiting list.

Meeting Area: Uplands   Meeting Day: Wednesday AM.

Book Group 2

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With the subject as “Book Group 2”

What we do:

 We read and discuss one book each month.

Meeting Area: Home Based  Meeting Day: Monday AM.

Book Group 3

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With the subject as “Book Group 3”

What we do:

Now in our fifth year, the Group meets on the last Thursday of the month at 10.30 a.m. in my house (Mumbles).

There are fifteen members and we have a coffee morning plus discussion.

After experimenting with various ways of organisation, presently we take a vote on two books per month to appeal to a wide range of interests.  Members read one, or both, or just enjoy the discussion.  Choices tend to focus on recently released titles exploring a variety of authors and topics.

Meeting Area: Home Based     Meeting Day: Thursday AM.

Book Group 4

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With the subject as “Book Group 4”

What we do:

We are a lively, friendly group. Our books are suggested by the group members and cover most genres. We gain much pleasure and knowledge from reading books we would not have necessarily have chosen for ourselves . Reading is such fun, especially when shared with friends.
We have some vacancies for anyone that would like to join a friendly crowd.

Meeting Area: Sketty  Meeting Day: Monday AM.

Book Group 5

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With the subject as “Book Group 5”

What we do:

Our group is very informal.  Each month we choose one book to read, from a 'suggested books' list which members can add to at any time.  At our next meeting the book is introduced by the member who suggested it and we all then discuss it.  The books we have chosen have been very varied, for example from a classic such as Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' to a thriller such as 'Ordinary Thunderstorms' by William Boyd.  

Not only have we enjoyed some really good reads and discussions but have also enjoyed social events, including cinema visits and lunches.

Meeting Area: Blackpill. Meeting Day: Monday AM.

Book Group 7

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With the subject as “Book Group 7”

What we do:

We began meeting in March 2013 to share our love of reading and to form new friendships. Discussions of the books, chosen collaboratively, often stimulate sharing of personal stories and concerns. We are supportive of one another and welcoming to new members. 

 

Meeting Area:  Swansea Central Meeting Day: Monday AM.

Poetry 1 (Wed)

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With the subject as “Poems”

What we do:

This will involve writing, reading & discussing poetry.

Meeting Area: Sketty       Meeting Day: Wednesday AM

Poetry 2

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With the subject as “Poetry 2”

Poetry groups at U3A Swansea

Poetry is a part of many people’s lives, either reading it, writing it or remembering a classic piece from school. 

It is hoped to gather enough new people interested in poetry to re-start a second U3A Poetry group of up to 10 people. Jim, the convener of the Poetry 1 group will lead the group initially.

The U3A Poetry group offers writers of every level, from complete beginner to accomplished published author, the opportunity to read and share both their own work and also the work of published poets throughout the centuries.

The sharing of these poems, together with the discussion amongst the group, are richly rewarding situations where we see so many different perspectives expressed. Poetic technique and an understanding of form are discussed, and the shared knowledge of the group builds everyone’s abilities. Also, we look at how to critique poems in supportive and sensitive ways so that the winner is always poetry itself.

The meetings will initially be by Zoom while Covid concerns persist. They will take place from 10:30 - 12:30 and will be held either on the first Monday or first Tuesday of each month (group preference will decide the day).

Poetry is very simple at its heart, it is words on a page expressing how we experience life. This is something anyone can enjoy.

If you are interested in joining this new group please contact Jim using the blue Email link.

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