Forster Fellas Book Club will hold a Big Book Arvo

It’s back again, with a twist.

Once again the Forster Fellas Book Club will be organising their popular big annual book discussion to raise funds for the Great Lakes Education Fund which assists local students with their tertiary studies, but this year there’s a difference.

Instead of being the Big Book Night, it’s the Big Book Arvo.

The event is being held at 2pm on

Saturday, September 16, at Club Foster.

Event co-ordinator and GLEF chairman, Steve  Nicholas said the change of time would hopefully suit locals who were  travelling from areas outside the town and those who like to drive during daylight hours.

The event will again be facilitated by library manager, Chris Jones, and features three great novels to be discussed by the panels of local book lovers.

While it isn’t essential to have read the books to attend the event, you may get even more from the discussion if you do know the novels.

This year’s discussion will focus on three highly acclaimed novels - The Gift of Rain; the Handmaid’s Tale; and All the Light We Cannot See.

“It will be interesting to hear what the recently televised series of the dramatisation of the Handmaid’s Tale will have made to people’s reflections on that books,”  Steve said.

“We’re hoping the crowd will be even bigger than last year so we can raise even more funds for the education of our local students.”

Tickets are available at the Sitting Wombat book shop and the Foster Visitor Information Centre and can be purchased now.

They will also be available at Club Foster on the day of the event.