Annual St. Lucia Fest
Nordic Drinks & Spirits
Nordic Knitters Club
Despite our catchy name, we are not purely a knitting group. We welcome sewing/crafts of all types. Please bring your current knitting, embroidery, cross stitch or crochet project. We share what we know and learn from each other while enjoying great camaraderie and of course - a cup of coffee.
Scandinavian Readers meet monthly to discuss the book of the month. The topic is mostly Scandinavian literature that has been translated to English, but also other Scandinavian related books may be selected.
The Readers group meet on the 3rd Monday of every month at Slatts Pub, 4558 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
If interested in Scandinavian Readers you're welcome to come and check us out at one of our meetings. We welcome anyone with an interest in Scandinavian literature.
Some examples of books we've previously read:
- I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven
- The Night Ferry by Lotte and Søren Hammer; translated from the Danish by Charlotte Barslund
- Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather
- Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson
- Implosion: Memoir of an Architect's Daughter by Elizabeth W. Garber
- North of Dawn by Nuruddin Farah
- Often I Am Happy by Jens Christian Grøndahl; translated from the Danish
Members of the Scribblers writing group write outside the monthly meetings and come together to share their work in this friendly, supportive, non-critical group.
Topics for writing are suggested before each meeting, but "Writer's Choice" is always on the agenda. This is not a class, and writings are not analyzed or critiqued. Many of the writers focus on "life writing" and/or Scandinavian roots, but writers from all backgrounds and in various genres are welcome, including poets and fiction writers. We do have a lot of fun!
Scandinavian Scribblers gather monthly at Llanfair Retirement Community in College Hill on the second Monday of the month. The group has been together since 1999, and is very welcoming to new participants.
We begin with an early luncheon at 11 a.m. and then gather in Llanfair's "Pub" for coffee and reading of what we have written.
Do you think you might like to scribble with us? Maybe you are looking for a supportive group for your own writing. Maybe you need a little inspiration to get started writing down memories for your own family. Can you look at a picture of your grandparent's house and think of stories for your own children and grandchildren that the picture alone doesn't tell? Did you ever come across an old diary or letter written by a family member? Think about how much you can appreciate that they shared their thoughts and stories.