UAB Booktalk returns Sept. 5

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booktalkJoin the Department of English for monthly Booktalk meetings 6-7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month in Humanities Building Room 237. The meetings are open to the Birmingham community; all are welcome.

Books are selected by English faculty and instructors, who also lead the discussions.

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

For more information, email Cassandra Ellis,

The book selections and discussion leaders for the 2017-18 academic year:

Sept. 5

Book: “Lancelot, Knight of the Cart” by Chretien de Troyes

Discussion leader: Jill Clements, Ph.D.

Oct. 3

Book: “The Member of the Wedding” by Carson McCullers

Discussion leader: Kerry Madden-Lunsford

Nov. 7

Book: “Giovanni’s Room” by James Baldwin

Discussion leader: Dan Butcher

Dec. 5

Book: Selected stories by Flannery O’Connor, Raymond Carver and David Foster Wallace

Discussion leader: Vic Camp

Feb. 6

Book: “Middlemarch” by George Eliot

Discussion leader: Danny Siegel, Ph.D.

March 6

Book: “The Prisoner of Zenda” by Anthony Hope

Discussion leader: Halley Cotton

April 3

Book: “House of Names” by Colm Toibin

Discussion leader: Aysha Bey

May 1

Book: “West with the Night” by Beryl Markham

Discussion leader: Bill Hutchings, Ph.D.