The New Yorker discussion group at Greenwich Library begins April 8

The New Yorker Discussion Group is a six-week series of lively discussions about the articles, covers, poems and cartoons in current issues of The New Yorker. The series will be held in the Library Meeting Room beginning Friday, April 8, from 1-3 p.m. Required registration began on Tuesday, March 1.

The scope of discussions will include politics, finance, medicine, the law, contemporary culture, profiles, food, travel, fiction and humor. Readers will also enjoy the unexpected, such as a humorous Talk of the Town piece, an exploration of the Cronut or a provocative spot illustration.

Patrons will discuss essays and commentary by leading authors and bestselling writers such as Malcolm Gladwell, Evan Osnos, George Packer, David Sedaris, Jill Lepore, Rachel Aviv, Michael Pollan and David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker.

Stories by award-winning fiction authors such as Jhumpa Lahiri, Toni Morrison, Jonathan Franzen, Denis Johnson and Alice Munro are also an important part of the mix in each week’s selection.

At the end of each two-hour discussion session, a new issue of The New Yorker will be distributed and participants will vote for the articles they wish to discuss at the next meeting.

Diana B. Loevy is an author, speaker, publishing consultant and authority on discussion groups of all types. She is the author of The Book Club Companion, a selection of the Literary Guild and the Doubleday Book Club. Loevy was co-founder of Readers and Writers Productions Inc. and Vice President, Editorial Director of United Feature Syndicate where she recruited and edited authors, artists and columnists. She lives in Westport, CT. Visit

The class will be held from 1-3 p.m. on six Fridays from 4/8 through 5/27 (excluding 4/22 and 5/20).  Please use the Library’s online calendar to register. Space is limited to 25 participants. Contact Laura Matthews at [email protected] for more information or call 203-622-7914.

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