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Biweekly, Friday  10-12, Week 2
space available

This lively workshop examines non-fiction books written in the last few years which draw attention to issues we want to talk about. Some of the books likely to be read, presented and discussed are: Say Nothing: A True story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe; A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism by Adam Gopnik; and Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane. In order to participate in the often-spirited discussion, everyone is expected to read the selected books and make one twenty-minute presentation structured to provoke discussion.


Ann Mummenhoff  ( worked for many years in a large public library and is interested in discussing books on current affairs, biography, politics, and history. She has been a member of the Non-Fiction workshop for many years.

Mandy Thomson ( is a former education administrator and consultant who thrives on the joys of retirement, the delights of a good discussion, and learning at the Academy.

Workshop Notes:

Reading list

Introduction Letter