Hi, everyone! We are excited to announce that our Well-Read Black Girl book group is officially back! Beginning with our relaunch meeting on Weds., Sept. 23, 2020, we will be meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm (with the occasional change to avoid major holidays).
First, we would like to honor those who were with WCF's WRBG book group before the city shut down. (Thank you for hanging in there!!) So, our September selection will pick up where we left off-- with a discussion of Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay.
And in an attempt to prioritize community safety, all of WCF's book groups are currently meeting virtually. So, please email wcfBlackGirl@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link for our meetings (or if you have any questions!)
"Our goal is to introduce a cohort of diverse writers to future generations--contemporary authors who are non-binary, queer, trans, and disabled. To address inequalities and improve communities through reading and reflecting on the works of Black women." –Founder Glory Edim
We hold space for any person of color. We hold communities accountable for our safety and well being. We are forever pro black. Book group members recieve 10% off the book group pick.
Facilitator: Staffer Raven Stubbs
Just Us discussion meeting: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm via Zoom
Ironheart: Those With Courage discussion meeting: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm via Zoom
(Note date variance)
Royal Holiday discussion meeting: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm via Zoom
(Note date variance)
***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, February 16, 2020
"I am tempted to describe Petry as a magician for the many ways that The Street amazes, but this description cheapens her talent. A magician’s tricks can all be unmasked if a person looks behind the curtain or probes the mysterious chest until she finally discovers the false bottom. Petry is a gifted artist. There are no stunts here or sleight of hand. This novel, like real life, is rife with seeming contradictions and layered with complex truths. And like the human experience this book is riddled with pain, but somehow powered by hope." --Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage
***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** November 2019
Co-hosted by SILVER ROOM, and this meeting will be held at their Hyde Park location (1506 E 53rd St.)
*PREVIOUS SELECTION* Bad Feminist discussion meeting (and group relaunch!): Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm via Zoom
***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, October 27, 2019
This month we are partnering with black girls read chicago. We will still meet at the store at 1 pm.
***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, September 29, 2019
***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, August 25, 2019
***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, July 28, 2019