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‘the reader’s club’ with Irene Stoppoloni. 6th book: ‘Samarkand’ by Amin Maalouf – 19th of January – 7 pm to 9 pm GMT – Kensington High Street

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Looking to read more fiction? Looking to meet some fellow colleagues for an evening of interesting discussions and conviviality? Then look no further. the reader’s club will meet every 6 weeks  to discuss thought-provoking books over some food and drinks.
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!”

6th book – ‘Samarkand’ by Amin Maalouf 

Vividly re-creating the history of the manuscript of the Rubaiyaat of Omar Khayyam, Amin Maalouf spans continents and centuries with breathtaking vision: the dusky exoticism of 11th-century Persia, with its poetesses and assassins; the same country’s struggles nine hundred years later, seen through the eyes of an American academic obsessed with finding the original manuscript; and the fated maiden voyage of the Titanic, whose tragedy led to the Rubaiyaat’s final resting place.
“When faced with a chaotic and convoluted situation, one always thinks that it will take centuries to sort it out. Suddenly a man appears and as if by magic, the tree we thought was doomed takes on new life and starts bearing leaves and fruits and giving shade.”
– Amin Maalouf
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:

375 Kensington High Street, Management Suite, Wolfe House, W14 8QA

Date: 19th January 2024
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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January 19
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