Our Reading Groups


Are you looking to catch up on some great novels you may have missed? Or perhaps you’re interested in exploring a new writer or literary period? Our Spring Reading Groups offer a wide variety of classic and contemporary fiction, taught by experts in the field. 


Explore James Baldwin's America through his masterful prose. Or join Sheridan Hay for an in-depth reading of Henry James’s The Princess Casamassima.

Searching for something more contemporary? We have offerings on magical realism in fiction by Haruki Murakami and Kelly Link. Take a tour through the work of two twentieth century giants: Toni Morrison and Aldous Huxley. Read works from the Harlem Renaissance with Jennifer Baker, or delve into books by the famous friends E.M. Forster and Virginia Woolf. 


Whatever you choose, our reading groups offer high-level literary discussion in an intimate, welcoming setting.

Check out our 2019 Spring reading groups!


Woolf and Forster led by Anne Fernald
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m. , 2/26, 3/19, 4/9, 4/30, 5/21, 5 sessions
$144 members | $160 nonmembers

Mondays, 7:00-8:30 p.m., 3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/15, 4 sessions
$126 members | $140 nonmembers

Magical Realism in Our Time led by Stephen Milowitz
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m., 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 6 sessions
$162 members | $180 nonmembers

The Princess Casamassima led by Sheridan Hay
Wednesdays, 6:00-7;30 p.m., 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 4 sessions
$135 members | $150 nonmembers

Aldous Huxley: Prophet, Humanist, Mystic led by William Mottolese
Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m., 2/21, 3/21, 4/18, 5/23, 6/20, 5 sessions
$144 members | $160 nonmembers


The Literarians 
led by Allison Escoto

12:30-2:00 pm, The third Wednesday of every month (first meeting 3/20)
Free to members of The Center for Fiction

Purchase copies of all discussed books in our bookstore for 15% off!


Members receive an additional 10% all classes and groups.  Click here to find out more.