Last Tuesday Book Club

Welcome to Last Tuesday: A Creative Book Club

Join us for monthly literary discussions about books designed to spark joy and creativity.

Last Tuesday is a community book club led by Lisa Ballew. The goal is to read and discuss books using creativity as a framework, and is open to anyone interested in reading some great books and engaging in creative conversation. Email info@fyamelrose.org to RSVP.

Next Meeting: Tuesday February 27th. 10:30am, discussion begins at 11:00am. We are reading Just Kids by Patti Smith.

Our first discussion in September 2023 was on Rick Rubin’s celebrated 2022 book, The Creative Act: A Way of Being. Rubin’s point-of-view provided the framework for discussing Kindred by the highly speculative author Octavia Butler (October 2023 ) and These Precious Days by Ann Patchett, who is a master at finding profundity in the mundane (January 2024). It is our hope that these literary discussions about works by creative luminaries will spark joy and creativity in your life. Join us for what is surely to be a lively discussion!

Discussion starts at 11, but you are welcome to come at 10:30 to explore the gallery, chat with Lisa and be social!

Please email info@fyamelrose.org to RSVP

I set out to write a book about what to do to make a great work of art. Instead, it revealed itself to be a book on how to be.”

– Rick Rubin

All of the books are available through The Melrose Public Library and the North Boston Noble Net Exchange in ebook, audio, and hard/paperback.

FYACS members receive 10% off purchases at Whitelam Books in Reading center.

Participation is free; donations are gratefully accepted to further our mission.

Lisa Sullivan Ballew is a recovering attorney, a wife, and a mother of two irrepressible youngsters. She has previously been published in The Boston Globe, WBUR’s Cognoscenti blog, Women’s Running, and Defenestration Magazine online. Somewhere, right now, she is working hard on her first novel.