Litoward is our strand of programmes that focuses on celebrating English literature. The Book Club and Between the Lines are key programmes through which we provide an avenue to discuss contemporary and classical works of literature
The Book Club aims to discuss contemporary works of literature. Members who read or haven’t read the book under review, are welcome to attend the programme. A discussion often ensues after the presentation where everyone shares their insights and suggestions. Recent meetings have focused on novels like The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood), My Name is Lucy Barton (Elizabeth Strout), The Perfect Nanny (Leila Slimani) and nonfiction like The Moment of Lift (Melinda Gates) and Homo Sapiens (Yuval Noah Harari) .
Between the Lines is an ongoing series where we place classical works of literature under a magnifying glass. We evaluate the significance of the work and its place in the tradition of literature, its historical context and philosophical weight. Examples of popular sessions are those on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams.