Bird by Bird Reading Group

Bird by Bird

I recently posted on Facebook that I felt like doing a re-read of Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life.

One thing lead to another, and I ended up forming a reading group. We’re still in the beginning stages, getting the word out to anyone who might be interested.

If you’re interested in joining a group of writers and readers who will be reading Bird by Bird together, with (hopefully!) lots of fun and inspiring discussions, please come by and  join our group here: Bird by Bird reading group.

The group is hosted at Facebook, but all that’s required is that you have a Facebook account. I’ve made the group closed, so that we will have privacy once our group discussions start: with a closed group, only members can see posts and discussions.

If you’ve never read Bird by Bird, I highly recommend it, especially if you’re a writer or interested in writing.

It’s a very inspirational and motivating book, and reading it in a group should generate some equally inspiring and motivating discussions. Whether you’d like to read the book for the very first time, or have been thinking about doing a reread, please come by and join us!

And I’ve never run a reading group before, so for those of you with reading group experience, I’d love to hear your suggestions and tips!

15 thoughts on “Bird by Bird Reading Group

  1. Molly

    This is providential!!

    I was hoping to join a reading group this summer — and I know I want to work on my writing. I have read this book once before, but could easily re-read is several more times.

    I am heading over to sign up right now :)
    .-= Molly´s last blog ..TSS: Summer Reading Challenges =-.

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  2. Dorte H

    My life is far too busy right now even without a reading group, but it sounds like a good idea.

    I have not been able to write much new stuff recently, but I have begun revising a manuscript of 85,000 words. There is a lot to do, but after a year away from it I still like my plot, and that is something, at least.
    .-= Dorte H´s last blog ..Kaaberbøl & Friis, Drengen i kufferten (2008) =-.

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  3. Margot

    Hi Belle, I’ve been thinking about this since you first posted it. I want to read the book and join the group. The only thing holding me back is the time committment and the schedule. I’m getting the book and then see about joining in.
    .-= Margot´s last blog ..A Short Story By Michael Connelly =-.

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    1. Belle

      Margot, I hope to see you in the group! We are reading and discussing the book over a ten week period, three chapters per week, but the most important thing is flexibility.

      Since each discussion thread remains open, and they are titled so you can easily see what chapters are discussed in which thread, we’ve decided that each week’s discussion will be as ongoing as we need it to be. That way, if something comes up, members can always go back to a previous week’s discussion, even if most of the group is working on new chapters.

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