QueerReaders welcomes folks of all ages, genders, identities and abilities who love to read queer-centric works. We read across genres, and focus on selections by queer writers who are also people of color, transgender, sex workers, folks with disabilities and other groups whose voices are often marginalized. Facilitators: Chris, firstname.lastname@example.org and Wennie (email@example.com). Feel free to contact any of the facilitators if you have questions.
We meet every third Sunday at 2pm at Women & Children First Bookstore.
PLEASE NOTE: The Queer Book Group will join forces with the Feminist Book Group beginning in September 2017!
Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 2 PM
Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 2 PM
Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 2 PM
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 2 PM
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2 PM
Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2 PM
Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 2 PM
Upcoming Meeting: Sunday, November 20th, 2016 at 2 PM
***Please note: This book group will not be meeting in December and will resume with a selection meeting and potluck on January 15th, 2017***
Sunday, October 16th at 2 PM
Sunday, September 18th at 2 PM
Sunday, August 21st at 2 PM
Upcoming Meeting: Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 2 PM
Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at 2 PM
Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2 PM
From the bestselling author whose debut novel, "Telex from Cuba," was nominated for a National Book Award comes an extraordinarily ambitious new novel about a young artist and the worlds she encounters in New York and Rome in the mid-1970s.
Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 2 PM
An intimately charged novel of desire and disaster from the author of "American Woman" and "A Person of Interest" Regina Gottlieb had been warned about Professor Nicholas Brodeur long before arriving as a graduate student at his prestigious university high on a pastoral hill. He s said to lie in the dark in his office while undergraduate women read couplets to him. He s condemned on the walls of the women s restroom, and enjoys films by Roman Polanski. But no one has warned Regina about his exceptional physical beauty or his charismatic, volatile wife.
"My Education" is the story of Regina s mistakes, which only begin in the bedroom, and end if they do fifteen years in the future and thousands of miles away. By turns erotic and completely catastrophic, Regina s misadventures demonstrate what can happen when the chasm between desire and duty is too wide to bridge.
Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 2 PM
A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of color (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture.
Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.
Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 2 p.m.
In this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail.
Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the "Fun Home." It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve.
Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 2 p.m.
A collection of poetry and prose, The Marrow's Telling spans fifteen years, exploring how bodies carry history and identity over time. Embracing contradiction and repetition, this work maps itself around embodied experiences of disability, race, gender transgression and transition, family violence, and sexuality.
Upcoming Meeting: Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 21st at 2pm
Hilton Als's first book since "The Women" 16 years ago, finds one of "The New Yorker"'s boldest cultural critics deftly weaving together his brilliant analyses of literature, art, and music with fearless insights on race, gender, and history. The result is an extraordinary, complex portrait of "white girls," as Als dubs them--an expansive but precise category that encompasses figures as diverse as Truman Capote and Louise Brooks, Michael Jackson and Flannery O'Connor. In pieces that hairpin between critique and meditation, fiction and nonfiction, high culture and low, the theoretical and the deeply personal, Als presents a stunning portrait of a writer by way of his subjects, and an invaluable guide to the culture of our time.
Sunday, May 17th at 2pm
At one time a wild young girl and a brilliant artist, Ava Delaney changes dramatically after a violent event that rocks her entire family. Once loved and respected in their community and in their church, the Delaneys are ostracized by their neighbors, led by their church leader, and a seventeen year feud ensues.
Sunday, March 22nd at 2pm
In a time of urban squalor, rampant violence, and deadly decay, anarchy rules. But for Lauren Olamina, a new hope is dawning when she leaves the chaos of L.A. and flees north with a tiny band of followers.