Start and Run a Book Club
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Start and Run a Book Club

Make friends, grow your network, and discover great reads!
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Created by Julianne Benford
Last updated 8/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $35 Discount: 71% off
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Includes:
  • 37 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will pick a theme for your book club
  • Identify suitable locations and choose a good time for your book club to meet
  • Choose books to read with your club
  • Design interesting discussion questions
  • Deal with any problems that arise in the management of a book club
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Requirements
  • All you need is enthusiasm and free time!
Description
  • Do you want to read great books and talk about them with other people?
  • Would you like to study a subject or read fiction on a particular theme, and make this part of your social life?
  • Would you like to develop your listening skills and improve your ability to further discussion?
  • Are you looking for a new activity to do with friends?
  • Would you like a low-cost, structured way to socialise with new people?
  • Have you always wanted to start a book club, but not been sure how to go about it?

If your answer to any of these questions is yes, this is the course for you!

In Start and Run a Book Club you will learn everything you need to know to start your own book club, organise meetings, recruit members, select books, hold interesting discussions, and deal with any issues that may arise.

I will talk you through everything you need to consider when selecting a venue and choosing a time to meet. You will learn how to promote your book club offline and via social media. I'll cover the pros and cons of delegating responsibilities, and talk about whether holding book club meetings in your own home is a good idea or not!

And of course, I'll show you how to find books to read and teach you how to devise discussion questions that are relevant to the specific books that you choose.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for book lovers, or fans of lifelong learning who want to read, discuss or study with a group!
  • This course is also for people who would like to read more and want a group to keep them accountable.
  • This course is for people who want to broaden their network and/or meet new friends.
  • This course is for people who want to improve their social skills, and would like a structured activity to help them feel comfortable talking to people.
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Hosting at Home
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Online Book Clubs
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Membership
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The Ideal Size
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Public vs. Private
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Recruitment 101: Offline Promotion
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Recruitment 102: Online Promotion
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Choosing Books
01:06

Book Ideas
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Discussion Questions: An Intro
01:32

Designing Discussion Questions (Fiction)
02:35

Designing Discussion Questions for Non-Fiction
01:24

Keeping Discussion Going and Staying On Topic
01:15
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How to Deal with a Drop in Attendance
00:47

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation
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Help! Someone Isn't Reading the Book
00:34

When the Last Page Has Been Turned
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What Else Can I Do With My Book Club?
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About the Instructor
Julianne Benford
4.8 Average rating
5 Reviews
24 Students
2 Courses
Personal Organisation Advocate

Hi, I'm Julianne and I have a passion for organisation. I believe in making the most out of life, and being highly organised gives me peace of mind and allows me to spend as much time as possible on the things I care about most.

I live in London, UK, and work as an administrator. I also write fiction, read a lot of books, and co-run regular networking events for writers, readers and publishers. In the rest of my time I blog, produce YouTube videos, play the piano, sing in a choir, and keep up with several more hobbies.