Vino and Lit

Reading, much like writing (and very often, wine drinking), is a solitary activity. Sure, Mom and Dad might have read aloud to you as a child, but not long after they realized you could decipher those characters on the page for yourself, you were on your own. If you enjoyed reading, that probably suited you just fine. After all, reading might be solitary, but it certainly isn’t lonely. You’re submerged in a completely different world from the one around you, deeply involved in the lives and inner dialogue of a host of characters. Still, at some point, you’ve got to come back to Earth, and it’d be nice to have someone to talk to about what you’ve just vicariously lived through — and to sip wine with. That’s why the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale hosts the monthly Read Between the Wines book discussion (and wine sipping) group in the museum’s café. This Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m., the book up for discussion is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair. You can bring your own book or purchase one at the museum for $28 ($26 for museum members). Call 954-262-0255.
Thu., Feb. 19, 2015
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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