Online book groups

Penn parents and alumni who seek a freewheeling discussion about books and writing can join a Kelly Writers House online book group. The Writers House has hosted these groups every year since 1999, which are led by a member of Penn’s faculty or someone from the Writers House community. The book groups use listservs to facilitate a discussion over email. Discussion leaders pose questions to begin the conversation, and participants reply by email.

Book groups this year will discuss the poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks, Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks,” and short stories by John Cheever and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among other topics.

To read about all of the book groups being offered in the 2013-14 school year, visit the Writers House website, and to register, send an email to