The Chuck Jones Essential Reading List Book Club and Discussion Group(Served with Tea & Cake)
New Program at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity Launches in February
Costa Mesa, CA: Linda Jones Clough, daughter of legendary animation director and creator, Chuck Jones, and founding trustee of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity located at 3321 Hyland Ave., Suite A, Costa Mesa, CA—in South Coast Collection (SoCo), announced today the formation and first meeting date of theChuck Jones Essential Reading List Book Club & Discussion Group for Wednesday, February 27 from 7 to 8 PM at the Center. A suggested donation to the Center for participating is $15.00 per meeting.
“Many years ago, my father made a list of what he considered to be an essential reading list for any literate, English-speaking person. He felt that all 49 books should be read at least once, if not more often.The Chuck Jones Essential Reading List Book Club & Discussion Group will work its way through the list one book per month,” said Mrs. Clough, “we’ll start with James Stephens’ “The Crock of Gold”, a rich mix of folklore and philosophy by one of Ireland’s renowned authors.”
No one is too old or too young to join the club as long as they are willing to read the book and participate in the discussion. The book club will meet every fourth Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8 PM at the Center. Participants are expected to read the book or story prior to the discussion meeting and be prepared to share ideas, inspiration, or short passages of interest. The leader for the discussion will rotate among participants; each leader for the next month’s meeting will volunteer the prior month.
The books selected for the first half of 2013 from the Chuck Jones Essential Reading List are: February 27, “The Crock of Gold” by James Stephens; March 27, “Cabbages and Kings” by O’Henry; April 24, “Farewell My Lovely” by Raymond Chandler; May 22, “The Red Pony by John Steinbeck; June 26, “Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter. The entire year’s worth of books and meeting dates can be found at the Center’s website calendar of events, www.ChuckJonesCenter.org/calendar.
Many of the books are available for free by downloading them to your Kindle or other tablet/computer or for a few dollars through Amazon and other venues for those who prefer the sweet smell of paper and turning actual pages instead of virtual ones.
The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 charity located at 3321 Hyland Ave., Ste. A, Costa Mesa, CA. Founded in 1999 by four-time Academy Award recipient and legendary animation creator and director, Chuck Jones, the Center’s vision is to inspire the innate creative genius within each person that leads to a more joyous, passionate, and harmonious life and world.