2021 Book Groups

So much has changed, and a few things have stayed the same

Sam Kimberle


For the last couple of years, I have book my book group announcements here on Medium. It felt strange not to do it again this year, even though I really only write poetry here these days.

It just felt like there might be someone here that would want to know about this, and who wouldn’t have been able to find out any other way.

So here’s the new 2021 Book Group announcement. I hope you will consider joining us!

Welcome! This is your official invitation to join us for the 2021 Book Groups — the 2nd full year of books, and our third reading of The Artist’s Way.

Do you enjoy reading books that will change your life, if you let them? Do you like the idea of being a part of a community of like-minded, open-hearted, creative people? Will you take this journey seriously, and have some fun too? You have come to the right place!

What are the Book Groups?

Short answer: They are a cross between a mastermind, a course, and a book club.

It is a full year program if you choose to read all three books with us (which you don’t have to do — you can ready one or two, too).

There is a reading schedule that everyone agrees to follow. I set up weekly Zoom calls that everyone can attend (yes, even if you’re international, you can join us!), and a Slack environment where we keep in touch during the week. I also assign partners each week so that people have the opportunity to get to know one another.

The book groups are a learning community, and they continue to be one of my favorite things that I am involved in creating. We create the experience together.

It is a commitment of your time and energy, much like a course, but it goes well beyond the bounds of learning. We learn together, we share our lives, our dreams, and everything in between.

Why these three books?

Well, I guess the first question is, why only three books? That’s because of timing. We like to read these books slowly and really dig into them. We read them and integrate them into our lives. We take in what’s useful, and…



Sam Kimberle

Perpetual student, searching for my ikigai. I am an Artist in artistic recovery care of Julia Cameron. Top writer in poetry. ❤️POM-Poet!❤️