Would you like to join an English Literature Reading Group?
Reading Groups are popular because they offer you the opportunity to read interesting books, and more importantly, to discuss them with other like-minded people. Senia is an organization that sets up Reading Groups for Dutch, French and English literature. It also organizes Reading Groups on poetry, classical literature and on history. Senia works in cooperation with libraries and bookshops.
We are currently looking for native Dutch and native English speakers who would like to join an English Reading Group. This will offer both groups the opportunity to learn from each other’s cultures.
Special Reader's Guides
Discussions in the English Reading Groups are in English. Members receive special Reader’s Guides for the books their group has selected. Each guide contains a summary and a number of specific topics for discussion and background information about the author. These guides are compiled by students of the University of Groningen and Senia experts and volunteers. Membership costs € 34,50 a year. This includes the Reader’s Guides, a digital newsletter, and support from Senia. Senia will also organize a few ‘literary-related’ excursions during the year.
Groups consist of 6 - 8 members, who discuss some 6 - 7 books a season. Meetings are held every 6 to 8 weeks from September to May. Members can choose from a varied list of titles. Each year at least 10 new ones will be added to the list.
If we start new English reading groups, you will find the announcement below.
A READING GROUP HAS THE FLOOR ...
Some strangers meet in a bookshop after a Senia advertisement in a local paper.
Strangers no longer we have read and discussed 13 books that we might not necessarily have picked ourselves.
Inspiration - interesting discussions – learning from other perspectives - ideas for further reading - lots of laughter, heaps of tea, delicious cakes, biscuits and chocolates - meeting with a professor of English, discussing the question “What is Literature” – learning about the Pilgrim Fathers during a guided tour in historical Leiden – jointly watching and enjoying a book-turned-into-movie and much much more!
A chance meeting brought us together and our formerly solitary reading is now a shared joy.
LONG LIVE SENIA!
If there are vacancies in English Reading Groups, you will find them here:
Meer info? Neem contact op met Marina van Zijl
Meer info? Neem contact op met Nieske van de Woude
Meer info? Neem contact op met Petra Pijnappels
Den Bosch E1
Meer info? Neem contact op met Pieter Roos
Den Bosch E3
Meer info? Neem contact op met Rina Nijsten - Schrier
Meer info? Neem contact op met Theo van der Ster
Meer info? Neem contact op met Olivier Rieter
Meer info? Neem contact op met José Leek
Meer info? Neem contact op met Marianne Weismann
Meer info? Neem contact op met Margaret Paige
Meer info? Neem contact op met Edith Vollenberg
Meer info? Neem contact op met Maria Wieleman
Meer info? Neem contact op met Cees van den Akker
ENGLISH READING GROUP, INTERESTED?
Are you interested and there are no free places in a group? Please send in this form and we will endeavor to set up a new group.