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‘the reader’s club’ with Irene Stoppoloni. 4th book: “The Mezzanine’ by Nicholson Baker – 13th of October – 7 pm to 9 pm GMT – The Battersea PowerStation Development

October 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Looking to read more fiction in 2023? Looking to meet some fellow colleagues for an evening of interesting discussions and conviviality? Then look no further. Over the next year, the reader’s club will meet every 6 weeks  to discuss thought-provoking books over some food and drinks at the Riverview Room in the newly re-opened Battersea Power Station development.
As well as meeting new people and enjoying a sociable evening, participants will receive a CPD certificate after each meeting.  We will meet on Fridays at 7pm (aiming to end at 9pm) – look out for the dates on the SEA website. Come to as many meetings as you want!”
4th book – The Mezzanine. Although most of the action of The Mezzanine occurs on the escalator of an office building, where its narrator is returning to work after buying shoelaces, this startlingly inventive and witty novel takes us farther than most fiction written today. It lends to milk cartons the associative richness of Marcel Proust’s madeleines. It names the eight most significant advances in a human life —beginning with shoe-tying. It asks whether the hot air blowers in bathrooms really are more sanitary than towels. And it casts a dazzling light on our relations with the objects and people we usually take for granted.
“That was the problem with reading: you always had to pick up again at the very thing that had made you stop reading the day before.”
 – Nicholson Baker 
Irene is a Regent’s University graduate and works as an existential psychotherapist in private practice. In 2021, she ran the Therapists Book Club which met monthly over zoom for a year. The idea of the reader’s club  stemmed from a desire to create a space for therapists to meet socially with other
colleagues and start a conversation over a good book.


Place of event: Riverview Room at Scott House, 23 Circus Road West, Battersea Power Station, London, SW11 8EH
Date:13th October 2023
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm GMT

SEA members enjoy a 25% discount at checkout.

A Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to participants.

If you think you have a new and interesting topic to share with us and would like to be our next speaker please, don’t hesitate to contact our events organiser on events@existentialanalysis.org.uk.


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October 13, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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