January 2019 Book Club - Becoming
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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 our book club page to learn more about Jenna and the 2019 book club.
We're kicking things off with Michelle Obama's memoir, Becoming.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Follow Michelle through her early life on the South Side of Chicago, through her years at Princeton, early days as a young lawyer, and her first meeting with a young law clerk named Barack. From there, with care and complete authenticity, show you the inner workings of her marriage, the tough decisions she and Barack made as they entered into the political arena, the dogged abuse a presidential campaign can place on a family, and life in the White House. It’s a deeply moving and intimate portrait of her life, both inside and outside the political arena.
Why You Might Like It: Michelle Obama, first and foremost, can write. It’s poetic and beautiful and informative as a memoir. She also happens to provide new insights about life as First Lady, a title she describes as having “no job description”. If you love memoirs, you’ll love her voice, humor, grit, and ultimately, her honesty.
FOR FANS OF: Political reads, memoir, intimate family portraits, feminist perspectives.
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 stitching)
- 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...
- 2 hours - book club meets on the last Tuesday of the month