Kazoo Books welcomes new book & writer groups.
If you’re looking to start a book club or a writers group–or need a space to continue an established group–we have several openings available. Our Oakwood location can accommodate weekly, monthly or irregularly scheduled meetings. Groups generally meet during business hours (9-7 Monday thru Friday) or immediately after. 7 or 7:30 PM meetings are fine as long as a representative is arrives before closing.
There are a few rooms to choose from, including the fireplace room or a large table surrounded by vintage fiction. We have ample parking in back and are handicapped accessible. Coffee and tea are provided, and we also offer use or a kitchenette if you’d like to bring additional refreshments.
Call 269-553-6506 for more information.
**Schedules are subject to change, especially during the holidays. Please call the store for updates on specific groups.**
Science Fiction Book Group [OPEN]
3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30PM
We choose a different book each month, sometimes a classic, but usually a newer title, and meet to discuss it. We welcome fans with years of reading experience or new readers interested in the genre. This is a casual, friendly group that always finds something to talk about and is always interested in learning about new authors and books. Contact John if you’re interested in participating.
Deathly Passions [OPEN]
2nd Tuesday of each month, 12:30 pm
Write On ***Group is full***
Mondays, 10 am – varies
Joy of Writing Group [OPEN]
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:00 pm
NEW! Joy of Writing Group 2 [OPEN]
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 6:00 pm
“We are a working writer’s group all writing in similar genres: fantasy, sci-fi, and paranormal in various combinations with a little mystery and poetry thrown in for variety. Our critique of one another’s writing is kind and honest. Most of our members are published authors or in the process of becoming published which gives us a great support system as we navigate the writing and publishing worlds. ”
Contact Linda if you’re interested in participating.
Kalamazoo Creative Writing Meetup [OPEN]
4th Monday of each month, 6:30PM
KCWM is primarily intended as a critique writing group. Critiquing is giving and receiving feedback as colleagues, as peers, with a shared desire to write—and for every member of the group to write—ever even better. Membership implies a glad willingness and effort to give and to receive critiques, at a pace that suits one’s individual circumstances. All forms and genres of creative writing are welcome. More info is available on KCMW’s Meetup page. You can also contact Brian if you’re interested in participating.
8-Week, Mindfulness III: Compassionate Living | February 28-April 25, 7-9pm. No class April 4. 5-Week, Mindfulness I: Fundamentals | May 2-June 6, 7-9pm. No Class May 29.
Eric Nelson of Stress Managment Solutions offers training in mindfulness and related fields. The courses are the creation of leading researchers and practitioners from the fields of contemplative science, psychology and neuroscience. Check here for info on upcoming classes.