Tag Archives: Book Club

The Edge Book Club // The Handmaid’s Tale

The Edge’s first book club series was such a wild success, that we’ve decided to offer Part II. Sticking with the not your average book club style, we’d like to introduce you to the POP CULTURE Book Club!


Through the months of September, October and November we’ll be dedicating the third and fourth Mondays of the month to exploring popular culture through different media: novels, games, short-film, TV series, and comic books.

Join us for one, some, or all of them!


 

To kick off the series in September we will be looking at the chilling The Handmaid’s Tale novel.  Whether you’ve read the book, or just dived into the TV series on SBS, come and join us!

The Handmaid’s Tale

  • Monday 18 September 2017
  • 6pm – 7.30pm
  • The Edge
  • Free, but please RSVP


The Edge POP CULTURE Book Club

The Edge’s first book club series was such a wild success, that we’ve decided to offer Part II. Sticking with the not your average book club style, we’d like to introduce you to the POP CULTURE Book Club!


Through the months of September, October and November we’ll be dedicating the third and fourth Mondays of the month to exploring popular culture through different media: novels, games, short-film, TV series, and comic books.

Join us for one, some, or all of them!


To kick off the series in September we will be looking at the chilling novel The Handmaid’s Tale.  Whether you’ve read the book, or just dived into the TV series on SBS, come and join us!

  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Monday 18 September 2017
  • Sorry, you’ve missed this event!
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Next up we will be playing Fiasco – a role-playing game with no game master. Cue, Wikipedia.

  • Fiasco
  • Monday 25 September 2017
  • 6pm – 8pm
  • Free – RSVP HERE – spaces limited

 

October will bring us to GOMA again to see two small films by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

  • The Bridegroom, The Comedienne and The Pimp + The Little Chaos
  • Wednesday 18 October 2017 (Yes this is a Wednesday. The only one, we promise)
  • 6pm – 7pm
  • GOMA
  • Free – RSVP HERE

 

Then, we will play the awesomely fun game Werewolf! Up to 19 players can play at once! It is seriously one of the best games.

  • Werewolf
  • Monday 30 October 2017
  • 6pm – 7.30pm
  • Free – RSVP HERE – spaces limited

 

In our final month, the book club will explore the TV series ‘Cleverman’ a critically acclaimed, action-packed, sci-fi drama that is set in the future.

  • Cleverman
  • Monday 20 November 2017
  • 6pm – 7.30pm
  • Free – RSVP HERE

 

The book club series will end on Monday 27th November with The Walking dead comic books.  Yep, the walking dead is a comic book – well, there are 168 issues! No need to read all of them 🙂

  • The Walking Dead
  • Monday 27 November 2017
  • 6pm – 7.30pm
  • Free – RSVP HERE


The Edge Book Club // Film “The Avengers” 2012

Not your average book club…

Over three Monday nights in the month of July (and one Wednesday in August!), The Edge Book Club will discuss song lyrics, a well-known novel, an award-winning graphic novel, and a film, through the lens of Apocalypse.

But, hang on! We’re not talking about zombies and the end of the earth. We’re paring things back and taking a look at the root meaning of the word ‘apocalypse.

 

Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω, literally meaning “an uncovering”) is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities”

We wrote a little bit about this back in April: Not another apocalypse…


Book Club 3: Film “The Avengers” 2012

  • Wednesday 2 August
  • 6pm – 8.30pm
  • Tell us you’re coming!
  • GOMA, Cinema A
  • Ages 16+

Have you seen The Avengers?  We’ll be heading to GOMA Cinema as a group to see the film, and discuss ideas and themes before and after the screening.

 

Collage artwork by Rachael Bartram www.rachaelbartramart.com

 


 

Check out the rest of the Book Club series here

 


 

Collage artwork by Rachael Bartram www.rachaelbartramart.com

 


The Edge Book Club // Film “The Avengers” 2012

Not your average book club…

Over three Monday nights in the month of July (and one Wednesday in August!), The Edge Book Club will discuss song lyrics, a well-known novel, an award-winning graphic novel, and a film, through the lens of Apocalypse.

But, hang on! We’re not talking about zombies and the end of the earth. We’re paring things back and taking a look at the root meaning of the word ‘apocalypse.

 

Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω, literally meaning “an uncovering”) is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities”

We wrote a little bit about this back in April: Not another apocalypse…


Book Club 3: Film “The Avengers” 2012

  • Wednesday 2 August
  • 6pm – 8.30pm
  • Tell us you’re coming!
  • GOMA, Cinema A
  • Ages 16+

Have you seen The Avengers?  We’ll be heading to GOMA Cinema as a group to see the film, and discuss ideas and themes before and after the screening.

 

Collage artwork by Rachael Bartram www.rachaelbartramart.com

 


 

Check out the rest of the Book Club series here

 


 

Collage artwork by Rachael Bartram www.rachaelbartramart.com

 


The Edge Book Club // Novel “All the Pretty Horses”

Not your average book club…

Over three Monday nights in the month of July (and one Wednesday in August!), The Edge Book Club will discuss song lyrics, a well-known novel, an award-winning graphic novel, and a film, through the lens of Apocalypse.

But, hang on! We’re not talking about zombies and the end of the earth. We’re paring things back and taking a look at the root meaning of the word ‘apocalypse.

 

Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω, literally meaning “an uncovering”) is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities”

We wrote a little bit about this back in April: Not another apocalypse…


Book Club 3: Novel “All the Pretty Horses” 

  • Monday 24 July
  • 6pm – 8pm
  • The Edge
  • Free, but tell us you’re coming!
  • Ages 16+

Have you read All the Pretty Horses? You don’t have to have read the whole book (maybe you’ve watched the movie or listened to the audio book?).

Do you have a copy of the book? We’ve searched the BCC library database and there are plenty of copies available for loan, including the e-book and sound recordings. Check out our BCC catalogue search and locate a library near you.

 


 

Check out the rest of the Book Club series here

 


 

Collage artwork by Rachael Bartram www.rachaelbartramart.com

 


The Edge Book Club // Novel “All the Pretty Horses”

Not your average book club…

Over three Monday nights in the month of July (and one Wednesday in August!), The Edge Book Club will discuss song lyrics, a well-known novel, an award-winning graphic novel, and a film, through the lens of Apocalypse.

But, hang on! We’re not talking about zombies and the end of the earth. We’re paring things back and taking a look at the root meaning of the word ‘apocalypse.

 

Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω, literally meaning “an uncovering”) is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities”

We wrote a little bit about this back in April: Not another apocalypse…


Book Club 3: Novel “All the Pretty Horses” 

  • Monday 24 July
  • 6pm – 8pm
  • The Edge
  • Free, but tell us you’re coming!
  • Ages 16+

Have you read All the Pretty Horses? You don’t have to have read the whole book (maybe you’ve watched the movie or listened to the audio book?).

Do you have a copy of the book? We’ve searched the BCC library database and there are plenty of copies available for loan, including the e-book and sound recordings. Check out our BCC catalogue search and locate a library near you.

 


 

Check out the rest of the Book Club series here

 


 

Collage artwork by Rachael Bartram www.rachaelbartramart.com

 


The Edge Book Club // Graphic Novel “Maus”

Not your average book club…

Over three Monday nights in the month of July (and one Wednesday in August!), The Edge Book Club will discuss song lyrics, a well-known novel, an award-winning graphic novel, and a film, through the lens of Apocalypse.

But, hang on! We’re not talking about zombies and the end of the earth. We’re paring things back and taking a look at the root meaning of the word ‘apocalypse.

 

Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω, literally meaning “an uncovering”) is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities”

We wrote a little bit about this back in April: Not another apocalypse…


Book Club 2: Graphic Novel “Maus”

  • Monday 17 July
  • 6pm – 8pm
  • The Edge
  • Free, but tell us you’re coming!
  • Ages 16+

Maus

 

Have you read Maus? You don’t have to have read the whole two books, but great if you have!

Do you have a copy of Maus? We’ve searched the BCC library database and there are plenty of copies available for loan. Check out our BCC catalogue search and locate a library near you, or pick up your own copy from the Library Shop.

Buy your book club books from the Library Shop before Thursday 20 July and get 10% off with the code COVERART.

 


 

Check out the rest of the Book Club series here

 


 

Collage artwork by Rachael Bartram www.rachaelbartramart.com

 


The Edge Book Club // Graphic Novel “Maus”

Not your average book club…

Over three Monday nights in the month of July (and one Wednesday in August!), The Edge Book Club will discuss song lyrics, a well-known novel, an award-winning graphic novel, and a film, through the lens of Apocalypse.

But, hang on! We’re not talking about zombies and the end of the earth. We’re paring things back and taking a look at the root meaning of the word ‘apocalypse.

 

Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω, literally meaning “an uncovering”) is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities”

We wrote a little bit about this back in April: Not another apocalypse…


Book Club 2: Graphic Novel “Maus”

  • Monday 17 July
  • 6pm – 8pm
  • The Edge
  • Free, but tell us you’re coming!
  • Ages 16+

Maus

 

Have you read Maus? You don’t have to have read the whole two books, but great if you have!

Do you have a copy of Maus? We’ve searched the BCC library database and there are plenty of copies available for loan. Check out our BCC catalogue search and locate a library near you, or pick up your own copy from the Library Shop.

Buy your book club books from the Library Shop before Thursday 20 July and get 10% off with the code COVERART.

 


 

Check out the rest of the Book Club series here

 


 

Collage artwork by Rachael Bartram www.rachaelbartramart.com

 


The Edge Book Club // Song Lyrics

Not your average book club…

Over three Monday nights in the month of July (and one Wednesday in August!), The Edge Book Club will discuss song lyrics, a well-known novel, an award-winning graphic novel, and a film, through the lens of Apocalypse.

But, hang on! We’re not talking about zombies and the end of the earth. We’re paring things back and taking a look at the root meaning of the word ‘apocalypse.

 

Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω, literally meaning “an uncovering”) is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities”

We wrote a little bit about this back in April: Not another apocalypse…


Book Club 1: Songs and lyrics

  • Monday 10 July
  • 6pm – 8pm
  • The Edge
  • Free, but tell us you’re coming!
  • Ages 16+

To get you started on the songs and lyrics, we’ve compiled an Apocalyptic playlist on Spotify. Check it out, listen to some of the songs, and if you’re keen, create your own apocalypse playlist to share with us on Facebook or on the night.


 

Check out the rest of the Book Club series here

 


 

Collage artwork by Rachael Bartram www.rachaelbartramart.com

 


The Edge Book Club // Song Lyrics

Not your average book club…

Over three Monday nights in the month of July (and one Wednesday in August!), The Edge Book Club will discuss song lyrics, a well-known novel, an award-winning graphic novel, and a film, through the lens of Apocalypse.

But, hang on! We’re not talking about zombies and the end of the earth. We’re paring things back and taking a look at the root meaning of the word ‘apocalypse.

 

Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω, literally meaning “an uncovering”) is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities”

We wrote a little bit about this back in April: Not another apocalypse…


Book Club 1: Songs and lyrics

  • Monday 10 July
  • 6pm – 8pm
  • The Edge
  • Free, but tell us you’re coming!
  • Ages 16+

To get you started on the songs and lyrics, we’ve compiled an Apocalyptic playlist on Spotify. Check it out, listen to some of the songs, and if you’re keen, create your own apocalypse playlist to share with us on Facebook or on the night.


 

Check out the rest of the Book Club series here

 


 

Collage artwork by Rachael Bartram www.rachaelbartramart.com