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The Art of Literary Conversation

Diverting Literary Conversation for All

Now, there's a new way for readers to discuss their passions, with the release of a new game, The Art of Conversation: Literary Edition.

  • Following the success of their original games, creators Louise Howland and Keith Lamb have adapted the concept to offer new angles and avenues to think, and talk, about books. 
  • TAOC® comes with 300 starter questions plus a 32-page guidebook that includes informative and comprehensive endnotes.
  • Carefully developed and researched by the creators, with the assistance of well-respected literature teacher Leila Bryant, there’s plenty of scope to come up with your own questions. Like all TAOC editions, it’s not a quiz – it’s not about who knows the most. It’s a communication tool that draws on your own experiences, thoughts and reactions to facilitate fascinating discussions.
  • Even reluctant readers will be drawn in! Readers of all stages and ages will find themselves being educated, all in the name of fun.
  • Ideal for book clubs, but can also be adapted to friends, family, workmates, students or even solitary readers.
  • Covers all genres – fiction, poetry, drama, biography, autobiography, science fiction, fantasy, crime, romance, historical writing - essentially, the whole bookshop!


Perfect for many occasions, the informative 16 page communication booklet provides guidelines and many variations on TAOC®, including a solo version. 

The 104 cards provide 200 conversation topics, carefully created and tested to promote and stimulate communication, plus 4 blank cards for children to personalise. 

TAOC® is fun for everyone and is also a highly effective therapeutic and educational resource for families, therapists, counselors, teachers, speech pathologists, language teachers, coaches, church leaders and more.

 

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Katy Mack
Wonderful way of sharing the book love!

We "played" this at book club. It was brilliant. It wasn't about knowing quiz answers but instead gave us so many ways to discuss and share our ideas and thoughts and emotions about books, the place and kinds of reading, the meaning and contribution books, all sorts of books, make throughout our lives. Even though we know each other quite well, we shared more about ourselves through the conversations over this game. I guess it's a game. We have decided to use one of the other variations on using it (there are a number of ways in the guidebook) next meeting as a warm up if you like. It is quite educational in its way too. But we laughed a lot too (we always do though) There are interesting endnotes that gave us some knowledge and insights. I have been reading through the cards at home as I think it will also provide some writing ideas. Highly recommended.

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Katy Mack
Wonderful way of sharing the book love!

We "played" this at book club. It was brilliant. It wasn't about knowing quiz answers but instead gave us so many ways to discuss and share our ideas and thoughts and emotions about books, the place and kinds of reading, the meaning and contribution books, all sorts of books, make throughout our lives. Even though we know each other quite well, we shared more about ourselves through the conversations over this game. I guess it's a game. We have decided to use one of the other variations on using it (there are a number of ways in the guidebook) next meeting as a warm up if you like. It is quite educational in its way too. But we laughed a lot too (we always do though) There are interesting endnotes that gave us some knowledge and insights. I have been reading through the cards at home as I think it will also provide some writing ideas. Highly recommended.

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