This is the informational page for the Archer Book Club, a digital book club for all University of Regina students, staff and faculty who are interested in conversing about selected leisure reading books and short stories. Spring/Summer 2020 served as our pilot for the club, and we have been very pleased to continue meeting through Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring/Summer 2021, and now Fall 2021! Check out the archived meeting pages for general interest and reading suggestions.
Zoom sessions will be available with chat options. Sessions will be moderated and any disrespectful behavior or harassment of any kind as per University of Regina policies will result in removal from the session.
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Location: ZOOM meeting (email invitation)
Upcoming Fall 2021 Book Club Dates:
September 22, 2021: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Title: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, Host Jennifer Hall
October 27, 2021: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Title: The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty (in celebration of the novel's 50th Anniversary), Host Arlysse
Quiring. Professor Marcel DeCoste of the Department of English will be joining us for the discussion.
November 24, 2021: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Title: Dog's Best Friend? Rethinking Canid-Human Relations edited by John Sorenson and Atsuko Matsuoka, Host Corina van den Berg
Looking for reading ideas but can't attend any sessions? Check out our Summer Reading tab!
Please note that the above titles are NOT all available online through the library, but will give us an excellent idea as to people's interests, etc.
While the Archer Book Club is largely intended as a social gathering, University of Regina policies regarding behavior and respect will be followed. The University's Code of Conduct can be found online here: https://www.uregina.ca/policy/browse-policy/policy-GOV-022-005.html
A few notes pertaining to the Archer Book Club meetings specifically:
1) Harassment, discriminatory speech, and/or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated either at in-person meetings or Zoom meetings.
2) While open conversation is welcome, the moderator/host will periodically direct the conversation back to planned topics related to the reading material.
3) Obtaining reading material is the responsibility of the attendee, and should be read prior to the meeting. Library staff will offer suggestions for locating materials, but alternate editions at the discretion of the attendee are welcome. Example: If reading Dracula, online editions are available through the library but you are welcome to read your personal copy.
June 10, 2020: 2pm-3pm, Title: Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson, Host Jennifer Hall.
July 8, 2020: 2pm-3pm, Title: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Host Corina van den Berg.
August 12, 2020: 2pm-3pm, Title: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski (from The Witcher series), Host Arlysse Quiring.
September 23, 2020: 12pm-1pm, Title: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, Host Jennifer Hall.
October 21, 2020: 12pm-1pm, Title: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, Host Arlysse Quiring.
November 18, 2020: 12pm-1pm, Title: Good Natured by Frans B. M. De Waal, Host Corina van den Berg.
January 20, 2021: 12pm-1pm, Title: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson, Host Arlysse Quiring. (Archer Book Club Fall 2020 Vote Winner)
February 24, 2021: 12pm-1pm, Title: Sacred Wilderness by Susan Power, Host Corina van den Berg.
March 17, 2021: 12pm-1pm, Title: Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun by Paul Seesequasis, Host Jennifer Hall (SLA One Book, One Province, Saskatchewan 2021 Selection). ***Registration information on March tab.
May 19, 2021: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Title: All Together Now by Alan Doyle, Host Arlysse Quiring
June 23, 2021: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Title: Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family by Amanda Jetté Knox, Host Jennifer Hall. The author joined us for the discussion.
July 21, 2021: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Title: #Notyourprincess by , Host Corina van den Berg