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Book Club

Share your love of reading with the Book Club within CAYC!

The Book Club discusses different books each month, has hosted guest authors, and also organised outings to relevant films and talks. The club meets every second Wednesday of the month at 8:00pm. Do feel free to come along, join in, and share your thoughts on the book and future books to be read. We are always keen to be introduced to new and different authors, and new members are always welcome. If you haven't read the book.... don't worry, enjoy the company and hear about something you might like to read.

The next Book Club meeting was due to take place on Wednesday 8 April, but has been postponed due to the temporary closure of the club (please refer to the News section for further information). The book to be discussed was American Dirt by Jeanine Cummings.

POSTPONED - Tuesday 24 March 7 - 9pm: CAYC Book Club invite you to 'MATINEE' - an evening with poet Matthew Rice

This event has been postponed due to the temporary closure of the club. The Book Club hopes to rearrange with Matthew once the club reopens.

Poet Matthew Rice reads from a sequence of sonnets that recount elements of his childhood and formative years through the prism of twelve films that made an impression on him growing up, commenting also on how one art form can inspire the other.

Matthew Rice was born in Belfast. Poems and reviews have appeared on both sides of the Atlantic, including Asheville Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland Review, The Tangerine, and in the anthology 'The Best New British and Irish Poets 2017', edited by Luke Kennard. He was awarded runner-up in the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2017, and selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series the same year. He received a SIAP award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for 2017/18.

Tickets £5 to include wine and nibbles.

Over the last few months we have read a varied selection of books including:

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

The Man Booker prize winner Milkman by Anna Burns

A translated fiction novel - Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

We do like to support and read books by Irish writers such as

Travelling in a Strange Land by David Park
Normal People by Sally Rooney

Last updated 13:45 on 12 April 2021

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