3 Feb 2019

Male Book Clubs

From Standing Room Only, 2:40 pm on 3 February 2019

Last week we spoke to the New Zealand Book Council about its new initiative to find out why so many men aren't interested in reading books - a group of reluctant male readers are going to meet in a pub during the year to talk about what could get them hooked on reading.

There's another approach to this issue that's being trialled by non-profit organisation, Book Discussion Scheme - setting up men only book groups. There are 14 so far around the country and the men are also sharing their stories on the BDS webpag.

We hear from Megan Blakie about the scheme's long history and two of men she's done interviews with who run male book clubs: Peter Fergusson from Whakatane and Peter Swan who's based in Auckland.


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