Article Discussion Group

Conversations are not things that happen in the grocery store or over text message. They are lively affairs that emerge from an unrelenting pursuit of truth between passionate persons committed to intellectual communion with others. They can be fiery, inspirational, or frightening. They can be funny or somber.

Our article discussion group is a space where we meet to engage friends in a vigorous combat of ideas. It is fun, it is solemn, and it is all about sharing worlds with each other. Michael Oakeshott put it well, “As with children, who are great conversationalists, the playfulness is serious and the seriousness in the end is only play.”

(Michael Oakeshott, “The Voice of Poetry in the Conversation of Mankind” from Rationalism in Politics)

In order to maintain intimate, lively conversations, this event is RSVP only. If you’re interested in joining us, send an email to

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Want to read more with your local creative community? The Hearth Book Club meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7:00-8:30 pm at Arts at the Armory. Check our book club list to see what we’re reading next and support your local bookstore by buying your copy at Porter Square Books!