Friday, November 5, 2010

The 2011 Faith and Fiction Saturday Round Table

Over this past year, I've really enjoyed the monthly discussions on a huge variety of books during the Faith and Fiction Round Table. It's been a blast and I'm eager to do it again, but with some significant changes.

Aligning more closely with my own goals of reading to become, and increasing the act of reading in community, in addition to a desire to see more participation and discussion on the ideas raised by the books we read, the 2011 Faith and Fiction round table will be a fixed group of bloggers that will commit to read and discuss six books over the course of the year. We will then post our thoughts on the discussion and ideas raised during the discussion instead of the actual discussion. It's my hope that this will enable us to get to know each other better and build a collective text base we can use to deepen our interaction and discussions. It's also my hope that others will feel free to join in and read when they have time and enter into the discussions on the blogs.

I opened up the application to participants in this past year's round tables last week, but am now opening it up to all. I am aiming for at least 10 bloggers but if I get good interest, I am open to expanding it to 12. I am looking to build a group of diverse bloggers across a wide spectrum of Christian belief.

When you sign up, you are agreeing that if chosen you will commit to read six books over the course of the year and join in email discussions with the other participants. While the books have not yet been chosen, they will be similar to this year, classics, literary fiction, one nonfiction book, and possibly one contemporary Christian fiction book. You also agree to post about the ideas and the discussion and link to the other members of the round table on an agreed up on date for each book.

I really hope many of you will consider filling out the application and joining the round table!

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