Our Reading Groups


Are you looking to catch up on some great novels you may have missed? Or perhaps you’re interested in exploring a new writer or literary period? Our Reading Groups offer a wide variety of classic and contemporary fiction, taught by experts in the field. 


Explore James Baldwin's America through his masterful prose. Or join Sheridan Hay for an in-depth reading of Henry James’s The Princess Casamassima.

Searching for something more contemporary? We have offerings on magical realism in fiction by Haruki Murakami and Kelly Link. Take a tour through the work of two twentieth century giants: Toni Morrison and Aldous Huxley. Read works from the Harlem Renaissance with Jennifer Baker, or delve into books by the famous friends E.M. Forster and Virginia Woolf. 


Whatever you choose, our reading groups offer high-level literary discussion in an intimate, welcoming setting. Our classes take place at our downtown Brooklyn location. Members! Don't forget to your discount code to get 10% off the group fees! 

Summer 2019 Reading Groups


N.K. Jemisin's The Broken Earth Trilogy led by Joy Sanchez Taylor
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm | 6/12, 6/19, 7/3, 7/10, 7/31, and 8/7

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm | 7/16, 7/30, 8/13 and 8/27

You don't need any prior familiarity with comics and graphic novels; this group is open to any and all. 


The Literarians led by Allison Escoto 
Next meeting is on June 19 from 12:30-2:00pm
Free to members of The Center for Fiction! Email allison@centerforficton.org to sign up!


Spring 2019 


Purchase copies of all discussed books in our bookstore for 15% off!


Members receive an additional 10% all classes and groups! Click here to find out more.