Books & Literature


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An Afternoon with Books;
We simply love to read and want to share the pleasure with other readers. Our range is wide; our format is flexible – sometimes we all read the same title, other times we talk about books we have read and on other occasions we choose a theme.  The group decides as the year moves on what format to use.  We encourage carpooling from Raumati through to Ohau.
Leader: Anne Southern:  Ph 06 364 5688,
Em: annesouthern10@gmail.com
Timing: February – December, 2nd Thursday of each month
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Location: Members’ homes
Maximum 12
Updated 15/1/2021


Book Club #2
We are a group of people who enjoy reading and meet once a month to talk about books that they have read recently.
Leader: Sue Hodgson Ph 04 293 1191
Em: hodgsonsp@xtra.co.nz.
Timing: February to December, 2nd Friday of each month,  2:00pm – 4:00pm.
Location: Members’ homes
This Group is currently full.
Updated 13/11/2020


Beach Book Club;
New in 2021
We are creating a third book club group. It will meet in member’s homes in the Kapiti area.  Members will determine the format of how the club will work at its first meeting in 2021.   If you are interested please contact Jackie at the details below:
Leader:  Jackie Johnson Ph 027 458 9531
Em: johnsonjackie602@gmail.com
Timing: February to December,  1st Monday of each month, starts 1 February,  2:00pm
Location: Members’ homes
Updated 15/1/2021

As this is a new group if you are interested in participating please contact the leader before the start date.


Contemporary NZ Poetry 1950 -2019
Close examination of NZ poets and poetry from the middle of 20th Century to present day. Reading and discussion of individual poets as well as different styles of poetry.
Leader:  Gill Ward Ph 902 1718
Em: gilliiward@gmail.com
Timing: Monthly – 4th Tuesday of each month, 10:00am-Noon
Location: 73 Rosetta Road, Raumati South
The course is currently full. Maximum 10
Updated 1/2/2020


John Betjeman, His Life and an Appreciation of His Poetry

John Betjemann

John Betjeman

Three Friday afternoons visiting some DVDs about the Poet’s life, his interests around Britain and his poetry.
Leader: Anne Wall Ph 293 5000.
Em: anne.belvedere@gmail.com
Timing: Friday 12th, 19th, 26th February, 2:00pm to 4:30pm.
Venue: Waikanae.
Maximum Number: 7

Updated 15/1/2021


Latin Literature in Translation
Leader:  Maurie Dean Ph 293 8844
Em:  marmaudean@gmail.com
Convenor: Mary Oldham: Ph 902 0108
Em:maryfionaoldham@gmail.com
Timing: Alternate Tuesdays, 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Location: Course members’ homes – Maximum 12
Cost: Copying charges $15 for the full course
Updated 15/1/2021

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