Get Lit @ UAB Booktalk

uab booktalkWhether 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: University Hall 5101 (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 Sherman Victor Camp (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

“There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

2019-2020 Schedule

September 10, 2019

  • Book: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Discussion leader: Associate Professor of English Cassandra Ellis

October 8, 2019

  • Book: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
  • Discussion leader: Assistant Professor of English Jennifer Young

November 5, 2019

  • Book: In the Country of Women by Susan Straight
  • Discussion leader: Associate Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing Kerry Madden-Lunsford

December 4, 2019

  • Book: Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
  • Discussion leader: Associate Professor of English and Director of Freshman Composition Chris Minnix

February 4, 2020

  • Book: Thrall by Natasha Trethewey
  • Discussion leader: Instructor of English and poet Shelly Cato

March 3, 2020

  • Book: The Street by Ann Petry
  • Discussion leader: Assistant Professor of English Jessie Dunbar

April 7, 2020

  • Book: Among the Living and the Dead by Inara Verzemnieks
  • Discussion leader: Instructor of English Anamaria Santiago

May 5, 2020

  • Book: Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier
  • Discussion leader: Professor of English William Hutchings