The Cape Ann Museum's monthly book club is for year-round residents of Cape Ann. Beginning in October and running through May, the Museum will host book club meetings in its auditorium. A Museum docent and staff member will be present to facilitate each book group discussion to allow for a flow of ideas, provide connections to the collections and history of Cape Ann, and to suggest talking points if needed. The selection of books can be seen below along with the meeting date at which it will be discussed. 2019–2020 CAM Book Club selections were chosen for their captivating subject matter, excellent scholarship and/or insight into the history of Cape Ann. All CAM members are encouraged to read along and keep an eye out for related programming and exhibits this year.
Space is limited; reservations are required and are for the entirety of the October to May program. Group meets on the third Thursday of each month as noted below from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Free for CAM members only — nonmembers interested in participating may join at capeannmuseum.org/support/membership. Sign up online at Eventbrite. For questions please contact Courtney Richardson at (978) 283-0455 x12 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019-2020 CAM Book Club Selections
Charles Olson: Letters Home, edited by David Rich
Charles Olson Maximus to Gloucester: The Letters and Poems of Charles Olson to the Editor of the Gloucester Daily Times 1962-1969
Coming Away: Winslow Homer & England by Elizabeth Athens
Homer at the Beach, exhibition catalog by William R. Cross
Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley by Jane Kamensky (Optional)
First Lady of Letters, Judith Sargent Murray and the Struggle for Female Independence by Sheila Skemp & Judith Sargent Murray’s letters
Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail by W. Jeffrey Bolster
Alive Still: Nell Blaine, American Painting by Cathy Curtis
Guns off Gloucester (The Fish and the Falcon) by Joseph Garland
Above: Charles Allan Winter (1869–1942), Woman Reading, c. 1898. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase, 2015. Funds provided by Arthur Ryan.