Get Involved


If you're interested in joining one of these groups, please enter its name and number (eg, AKAR 001) by clicking here, and we'll send you contact details of the convenor. Most groups meet in the evenings - if they meet during the daytime, it will be indicated below. Cities and towns are listed alphabetically.

Christchurch - Group #: CHCH 431
We're a group of writers who use the BDS discussion questions to start our conversations and supplement these with more author-focused issues of writing and what it means to read as a writer. We meet in members' houses across Christchurch with each person taking a turn as host. We're committed book readers and would welcome new members.
Christchurch - Group #: CHCH 264
Based in the Christchurch South area but open to men or women from any part of Christchurch.
Christchurch - Group #: CHCH 156
We welcome new members from Addington or neighbouring areas.
Christchurch - Group #: CHCH 345
We are based at South Christchurch Library and are a daytime group. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Facilitated by Sarah, a library staff member. We enjoy discussing a wide range of genres, non-fiction and fiction, as well as catching up over a cup of coffee. You are welcome to join us!
Christchurch - Group #: CHCH 392
Library group. Meetings are held at the Peterborough Street library in the evening on the 2nd Tues of each month (6 to 7pm). Members are men and women of a mixture of ages. You are welcome to visit and join!
The Book Discussion 
Scheme is a member of the Federation of Workers Educational Associations in Aotearoa New Zealand
BDS is a member of the Federation of Workers Educational Associations