Non-Fiction Interest Group

A COMBINED U3A BRIGHT AND MYRTLEFORD MONTHLY ACTIVITY
TIME: LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 1.30PM
LOCATION: Yvonne and Roy Ward’s house, 6703 Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah.
PHONE 5756 2371
email: yward13@gmail.com

There will be a different theme each month, and a featured book.
Hopefully a list will available at the start of each term, but due to circumstances, may have to be varied. I invite suggestions of books and themes to be featured. To date we have had themes of Antarctic exploration, and Shakespeare.
The format will be:
Welcome
PART 1: a. Presentation by Speaker – including a summary of the featured book.

b. Discussion of the book and books on the the broader theme by everyone

PART 2: “Show and Tell” Bring along a non-fiction book that you have read (or would like to read), and tell the group about it…

PART 3: Notice for next meeting; Ideas for future themes; Refreshments …
THEMES AND FEATURED BOOKS FOR TERM 2
SESSION 1 28 APRIL 2021: HOAXERS, FORGERIES AND CHEATS
Peter Hoystead and Pat Sheil, THE FINE COTTON FIASCO; Anthony Grafton, FORGERS AND CRITICS; James Randi, THE TRUTH ABOUT URI GELLER; Michael Heyward, THE ERN MALLEY AFFAIR; Paul Maliszewski, FAKERS;
SESSION 2 26 MAY 2021: NATURE WRITING
Bruce Pascoe, DARK EMU; Don Watson, THE BUSH ; Henry DAVID Thoreau, WALDEN; Aldo Leopold, A SAND COUNTY ALMANAC; Keith Thomas MAN AND THE NATURAL WORLD; Edith Holden, NATURE NOTES OF AN EDWARDIAN LADY; Queen Victoria, LEAVES FROM THE JOURNAL OF OUR LIFE IN THE HIGHLANDS; Raynor Winn, THE SALT PATH; Robert MacFarlane, MOUNTAINS OF THE MIND, THE WILD PLACES and THE OLD WAYS; Nan Shepherd, THE LIVING MOUNTAIN; Margaret Fountaine, LOVE AMONG THE BUTTERFLIES; Sam Keith, ONE MAN’S WILDERNESS, AN ALASKAN ODYSSEY; John Muir, MY FIRST SUMMER IN SIERRA; Rachel Carson, SILENT SPRING; Rowena Farr, SEAL MORNING.
SESSION 3 BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS, PUBLISHING AND READING:
Alberto Manguel, A HISTORY OF READING; Michael Holyroyd, WORKS ON PAPER; Michael Dirda, BOOK BY BOOK; Jane Mount, BIBLIOPHILE; Stuart Kells, PENGUIN AND THE LANE BROTHERS, THE LIBRARY, A CATALOGUE OF WONDERS; Simon Winchester, THE SURGEON OF CROWTHORNE; Humphrey Carpenter, THE SEVEN LIVES OF JOHN MURRAY, THE STORY OF A PUBLISHING DYNASTY; Richard D, Altick, THE ENGLISH COMMON READER, A SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE MASS READING PUBLIC, 1800-1900; Michael Legat, NON-FICTION BOOKS A WRITER’S GUIDE; Anthony Grafton, THE FOOTNOTE;