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Call for new members of English book club

An English language book club is inviting new members to join their group at the next meeting being held at Vienna University in June.

The group of literature lovers meet once a month on Mondays in the English Studies library at the university to discuss a contemporary English text. The discussion ends around 20:00 and afterwards the group move to the local pubs to continue the debate.

The next meeting is taking place on Monday 2 June between 6.00pm - 7.45pm at the old university campus (Campus Altes AKH Hof 8.2) on Spitalgasse 2 in Vienna's ninth district.

The text under discussion for this event is A Tale for the Time Being by the author Ruth Ozeki, a Japanese-American writer who is also a Zen Buddhist priest.

The book is about a 16-year-old girl in Tokyo who keeps a diary, and a writer living on an island off British Columbia who finds the diary washed up on shore some time after the 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan. It covers themes such as Biculturalism, water, death, memory, the female predicament, conscience, and time.

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