Online Book Club – Fen

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This month’s pick

In October 2017, the LPW Book Club is going to be reading Fen by Caryl Churchill.

Why did we pick this?

Caryl Churchill is an iconic playwright, but Fen is one of her less frequently produced works. Even if you’ve encountered it before, analyzing it as a playwright is an entirely different experience. We’ll be approaching the text from a writer’s perspective to look at why it is a modern classic and has continued to fascinate generations of theatremakers and audiences.

And even better? We’re reading it just in time to prep you to submit for the Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission!

How does it work?

All you need to do is read the play and come on over to our Members Facebook Group to join the discussion! Book club threads will be marked with the hashtag #bookclub, so it will be easy to find the discussion.

When does it start?

We’re giving you two weeks to read the play, and then discussion will start at lunchtime (1pm) on Friday 20 October 2017. Don’t worry if you haven’t finished the play by then, we’ll be starting at the beginning with our discussion, so there will still be a lot that you can get out of it.

However, we can’t be held liable for any spoilers, so if this is something that will bother you, probably best to finish the play before the book club starts.

We’ll be discussing the play in the Facebook Group throughout the rest of the month of October, so if there’s a question or a topic you want to explore with a group of writers, this is the perfect opportunity.

Need a copy?

If you need to buy a copy, you can do so at the link below. (And if you buy through this Amazon Affiliate link, a small portion of the sale will go towards supporting LPW – at NO extra charge to you!)

You can get Fen in this collection of Caryl Churchill’s plays, which also includes Top Girls and other works.

Caryl Churchill: Plays Two (£17.99)

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