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: Humanities Building 237 (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).

2017-2018 Schedule

September 5, 2017
  • Book: “Lancelot, Knight of the Cart” by Chretien de Troyes
  • Discussion leader: Jill Clements
October 3, 2017
  • Book: “The Member of the Wedding” by Carson McCullers
  • Discussion leader: Kerry Madden-Lunsford
November 7, 2017
  • Book: “Giovanni’s Room” by James Baldwin
  • Discussion leader: Dan Butcher
December 5, 2017
  • Book: Selected stories by Flannery O’Connor, Raymond Carver and David Foster Wallace
  • Discussion leader: Vic Camp
February 6, 2018
  • Book: “Middlemarch” by George Eliot
  • Discussion leader: Danny Siegel
March 6, 2018
  • Book: “The Prisoner of Zenda” by Anthony Hope
  • Discussion leader: Halley Cotton
April 3, 2018
  • Book: “House of Names” by Colm Toibin
  • Discussion leader: Aysha Bey
May 1, 2018
  • Book: “West with the Night” by Beryl Markham
  • Discussion leader: Bill Hutchings