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Exploring the Depth of Literature with Book Discussions

A book discussion event comprises an individual or group of people who meet to discuss a book or books they have read and express their opinions, likes, dislikes, etc. Book discussion events are held in private homes, libraries, bookstores, online forums, pubs, and in cafés or restaurants over meals or drinks.

This year, The Polo Club of Boca Raton is organizing a "Book Discussion" event where readers and like-minded people can discuss their opinions about concerned literature. This year, by popular demand, The Club has invited Dr. Deborah Witham.

What Happens in Book Discussion Event?

The format and structure of the event can vary depending on the organizer and the preferences of the participants, but here are some common elements:

Introduction: The event might begin with an introduction from the organizer, who may provide some background information about the book, its author, and any relevant context.

Discussion Facilitation: A facilitator may lead the discussion, guiding participants through different aspects of the book, such as its themes, characters, plot, writing style, and any notable literary devices or techniques used by the author.

Group Discussion: Participants share their thoughts, opinions, and interpretations of the book. This can involve exploring key scenes, dissecting character motivations, analyzing symbolism, and discussing how the book relates to broader social, cultural, or historical contexts.

Questions and Responses: Participants may pose questions to the group or respond to questions from the facilitator or other participants. This can lead to a deeper exploration of the book's themes and ideas.

Diverse Perspectives: A good book discussion event often encourages participants to offer diverse perspectives and interpretations, fostering lively and enriching dialogue.

Reflection and Analysis: Participants may reflect on how the book resonated with them, sharing personal anecdotes or connections they made to the text.

Wrap-up: The discussion may conclude with a summary of key points raised during the conversation and any closing remarks or announcements about future events.

Background of the Facilitator

Dr. Deborah Witham is a graduate of Douglas College (Rutgers University) and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Ph.D. in English from Indiana University and has taught at the University of Kentucky for over 30 years.

Since her retirement, she has facilitated various book clubs and groups in Florida since 2015.

Dr. Deborah Witham will join our Boca Raton country club The Polo Club for a book discussion event and bring award-winning novels to life.

Details of the Event
Date & Day:
Every Tuesday (February 9 and 13, March 5, April 6)
Venue: Traditions 2 (3:30 to 5:00 pm)
Registration: $50 + Tax per person (for the series of 4)
Books Scheduled for Discussion

  • Hello Beautiful: A Novel by Ann Napolitano (February 9)
  • Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk (February 13)
  • The Marriage Portrait: A Novel by Maggie O'Farrell (March 5)
  • The Wind Knows My Name: A Novel by Isabel Allende (April 6)

More Details

  • Registration begins Tuesday, November 28, at 9:00 am.
  • Please register online at or the Polo app.
  • Limited Seating. Open to Members only. Non-refundable.

Final Word
The book discussion event held by The Polo Club of Boca Raton is an exciting opportunity for literature lovers and readers to come together and share their perspectives. The books scheduled for discussion will give the readers a new outlook on literature and elevate their interest.

Dr. Witham will be joining to give a new life to the stories in discussion and will keep you hooked throughout the time.