Discover your next favorite read with Women Authors Book Group

Tampa Beacon


CARROLLWOOD — For bookworms and booklovers everywhere, there’s nothing better than finishing up a great read and having someone to chat with about it. Getting to reminisce about all the good parts, interesting characters, and meaningful moments is a great way to really feel immersed in a book, no matter the genre.

The Women Authors Book Group meets every six weeks and the next book up for discussion is “Demon Copperhead” by Barbara Kingsolver. All readers are welcome to join in the discussion, which will take place at 7 p.m. on August 21 at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa.

For those who can’t attend in person, a virtual link can be made available by emailing Debbie Doliner at [email protected].

For 25 years, the Women Authors Book Group has been a gathering space for all readers with a focus on female authors. Doliner, its founder and leader, has seen the group face timely challenges, such as finding new meeting spaces, setting up author presentations, and keeping the group active through Covid.

“During the pandemic, we had to change to meeting by Zoom as every organization did, and the makeup of the group kind of changed,” Doliner said. “Having talked to a few of my older members from pre-pandemic, they said things just happened and they lost interest in reading. I now have kind of a different group. Now its new people coming in because maybe the pandemic helped them realize they liked reading.”