Book Discussion Group
The Book Discussion Group at the McClelland Library is led by Dr. Joyce East (left), a retired professor of Irish Studies, and Mary Wilber (right), a retired librarian and former member of the Scottsdale Library Board. The group seeks to engage members of our community with the tradition and excellence of all forms of Irish Literature.
Schedule for 2020 – 2021
Time and Place;
Due to the extended closure of the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library due to the Covid-19 crisis, are continuing to meet virtually on Zoom. Regardless of where we meet the meeting are continuing to be on Saturday mornings from 10:30AM to 12:30PM. Any changes in date or time will be announced in advance. (Prior to the closure we met in the Norton Room at the McClelland Library, Irish Cultural Center, we hope to be back there soon once it is safe to do so). Please share the links with a friend and let us all enjoy the literature of Ireland.
An Irish Literary Miscellany
Under this heading, we will explore the richness of Irish literature. No doubt we will discover common themes, settings, and characters as these works “talk” to one another. Our first goal is to enjoy each work for its own distinctive contribution to Irish literature. In addition to the announced work each month, we will be discussing a poem by Eavan Boland, a respected poet who passed this year. We will share a discussion guide early in each month. Reading the works and sharing your insights in the discussions will enrich our understanding of Irish literature and culture.
** These texts are available in new and used bookstores and on websites (Amazon, Powell’s, Daedalus). Some may be available in public libraries. Don’t forget possible electronic options: Amazon, for example, often offers a Kindle option as well as new and used copies.