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 at 6 p.m. Members read the book before the meeting date and have a discussion following the viewing of the film. Meetings are typically over by 9 p.m.

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

  • November 1 - Matchstick Men by Eric Garcia  
  • December 6 - Breakfast at Tffany's by Truman Capote
  • January 10 - Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos 
  • February 7 - Cool Hand Luke by Donn Pearce
  • March 7- The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman 
  • April 4 - Giant by Edna Ferber
  • May 2 - There Will Be Blood (Novel titled: Oil!) by Upton Sinclair 
  • June 6- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

The group is led by Anne Switzer, assistant professor of information services and outreach librarian at Kresge Library. If you would like more information about the book club or would like to become part of the group, please contact Switzer at (248) 370-2475 or