Thursday, July 28, 2011

Travis McGee Book & Dining Club


Trap of Solid Gold readers who happen to live in Florida  -- specifically in the St. Petersburg area -- will be interested to learn that a Travis McGee Book and Dining Club is in the process of forming. Established by Debra Davies, who in her organizer role is calling herself "Miss Agnes," the group plans to get together periodically at a local restaurant or bar similar to the kind McGee himself would have frequented and discuss the canon in the order of publication. First up -- of course -- is The Deep Blue Good-By.

Debra has set up a Meetup page which you can reach by clicking the link below, and would-be members are asked to come prepared by reading Blue in advance. No specific location for the first meeting has been chosen yet, but let's hope place is well stocked with Boodles gin!

Wish I could be there... here's the link:

4 comments:

  1. That seems like a lot of fun... perhaps they need a London extension? I'd gladly host a "Tea and Travis"...

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  2. All right! We'll all crash at Jared's place!

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  3. Hello Steve--
    Not sure if you're aware of this:
    http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/motion-captured/posts/the-travis-mcgee-book-club-1-the-deep-blue-good-by
    The blogger, Drew McWeeny, is doing his best to spread the Gospels of McGee...

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  4. Thanks for the link Joe, that was a great piece. McWeeny is even wordier than I am! And at the rate I am going -- covering the novels in chronological order -- it may be years before I make it to the Travis McGee novels. If I live that long...

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