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April Book Club

Knit Lit! Or Crochet Lit! Or Stitch Lit! Join us for a monthly community book club where we'll discuss a book and do some handwork. Only requirement is that you read the book (or most of the book).
In 2019 we are lucky to have our friend and librarian, Jenna Wolfe, lead book club. As 2018 came to a close Virginia began contemplating what journey book club might take and how that journey might converge with our mission at gather here: to foster and build communities of inclusion. Virginia and Jenna met and discussed our passion for books and stories that tackle identity, ableism, activism, privilege, and ageism. Visit the blog for what’s coming up this spring. Learn more about Jenna and the 2019 book club mission here.

DREAD NATION BY JUSTINA IRELAND

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:  A stunning reimagining--both real and unreal in many ways--of America during the Civil War. The dead begin walking again, out of Gettysburg. In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. Enter a new reality: where black folks are still required to protect the lives of white folks. This time, it’s from zombies.

WHY YOU MIGHT LIKE IT: A dark, deeply provocative young adult novel, the adult community of readers can’t stop buzzing about this book’s uncanny ability to blend reality and fantasy. It’s a dark imagining of an America that feels real and familiar all at once.

FOR FANS OF: historical fiction with a twist, zombies, allegories, young adult historical fiction / fantasy hybrids

Available from some of our favorite local bookstores: Porter Square Books and Harvard Square Books. Don't forget your local library!

Limited to 10 participants (17 yrs of age or older); 4 participants are required for book club to meet. This event is free but we do require you register so we know how many seats to put in the "reading nook".


  • Level:  Intermediate (you are working on your own project and we won't let you fail but this event is mostly for talking about the book and a little bit about you knitting/crochet/embroidery/paper-piecing)
We provide: lively discussion, and great company
  • You bring: a copy of the book or your notes or whatever and your knitting/crochet/embroidery project. Maybe a beverage…we always welcome snacks.

  • Event length: 2 hours

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