Much of today’s cinema is inspired by classic, modern and contemporary literature, but how often do filmmakers stay faithful to the book that’s the inspiration for their film? Join the Oakland University Alumni Association and Kresge Library for a stimulating and unique approach to the classic book club, as the Lit to Film Book Club explores the transition and interpretation of literature on the silver screen.

Free Book - Open to All!

The OUAA Lit to Film Book Club meets in Kresge Library Room 225B every first Tuesday of the month. Members read the book before the meeting date and have a discussion following the viewing of the film. 

The book club is sponsored by Kresge Library and the Oakland University Alumni Association. A Lit to Film Book Club meetings are open to anyone. If you have ever thought about attending a Lit to Film meeting, this is the perfect opportunity to do so. Bring your spouse, friend or neighbor!

2016-2017 Book/Film Schedule

  • September 5 - Fences by August Wilson (Play) 
  • October 3 - The 39 Steps by John Bucham
  • November 7 - A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierely Film: Lion 
  • December 5 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 
  • January 9 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (second Tuesday)  
  • February 6 - True Grit by Charles Portis
  • March 6 - Wild by Cheryl Strayed 
  • April 3 - This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff 
  • May 1 - The Homesman by Glendon Swarthout
  • June 5 - Charlie Wilson's War by George Crile 

For more information on how to join, contact Anne Zacharias at (248) 370-2475 or