A stack of books. Whether you are a UAB student, faculty member, or a member of the Birmingham community unaffiliated with UAB who just loves books, please join us at our monthly meetings for informal, insightful, and interesting discussions about books you probably won't get a chance to read and discuss in classes or other book groups. Books are selected by English faculty members who also lead the discussions.

Meeting Time: the first Tuesday of every month, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Meeting Place: Director's Conference Room (room 182) in Sterne Library, UAB Campus (see map)

Discounted copies of all titles will be available at Little Professor Books in Homewood. Just mention UAB Booktalk when purchasing.

For More Information: contact Dr. Cassandra Ellis (cellis@uab.edu).

2016-2017 Schedule

September 6, 2016
  • Book: The Final Solution by Michael Chabon
  • Discussion leader: Jennifer Young
October 4, 2016
  • Book: Before We Visit the Goddess by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • Discussion leader: Ana Maria Santiago
November 1, 2016
  • Book: Seven Lies by James Lasdun
  • Discussion leader: Gale Temple
December 6, 2016
  • Book: Last Stories and Other Stories by William T. Vollman
  • Discussion leader: Vic Camp
February 7, 2017
  • Book: Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
  • Discussion leader: Joseph Wood
March 7, 2017
  • Book: Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
  • Discussion leader: Cassandra Ellis
April 4, 2017
  • Book: Kill ‘Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul by James McBride
  • Discussion leader: Melissa Rauterkus
May 2, 2017
  • Book: Macbeth, Macbeth by Ewan Fernie and Simon Palfrey
  • Discussion leader: Bill Hutchings