Literature & Learning

(Available to all University Club members and Executive Members of the Saint Paul Athletic Club)


Book Club

Book Club is a member-driven Club within the Club that meets on the 1st Monday of each month. Book Club is facilitated by Holly Weinkauf of Red Balloon Bookshop, and all are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Conversational French

Alliance Francaise of Minneapolis/Saint Paul holds its monthly "l'aperitif en francais" at the University Club every 2nd Thursday of the month. University Club members are invited to join members of Alliance Francaise, its instructors, and staff to practice their skills in conversational French.

Conversational Spanish

This conversational Spanish group is open to all levels. Meet fellow members and friends and practice speaking Spanish and learning from others.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Roundtable

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Roundtable is a literary society based out of the Twin Cities that meets at the club once a month, six months out of the year, to discuss Fitzgerald's writings as well as works by his wife Zelda and his other contemporaries.

GK Chesterton Society

Based in Minnesota, the G.K. Chesterton Society does everything it can to revive interest and scholarship in the writings of G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936). Chesterton was a prolific English critic and author of verse, essays, novels, and short stories, who, with George Bernard Shaw, Hilaire Belloc and H.G. Wells, was among the big Edwardian men of letters. Between 1900 and 1936, Chesterton published some one hundred books, and the Society meets monthly at The University Club to discuss these works.

Great Books Discussions

Great Books Discussions meets monthly at the University Club as a part of the Great Books Foundation (formed in 1947), whose mission is to promote reading, thinking, and the exchange of ideas amongst people of all ages. Monthly readings by authors ranging from Aristotle to Thomas Hobbes to Leo Tolstoy provide a wonderful opportunity for members to participate in lively in-depth discussions about great literature.

Investment Club

Investment Club is a member-driven Club within the Club that meets monthly to discuss its investment portfolioThe monthly meeting format includes a report on the status of the portfolio and the individual investments. Individual members report on which investments they have been pursuing, and discussions and comments are encouraged on each individual report. Guests are always welcomed to participate in discussions.

Readings by Writers

Readings by Writers is sponsored by Public Art Saint Paul/Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk and hosted by Saint Paul's first poet laureate, Carol Connolly. Readings by Writers presents interesting new authors, poets, and their work at the University Club on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.