July 2019 Book Club - Persepolis
gather here Class
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.
WHY YOU MIGHT LIKE IT: Satrapi gives a window into the Islamic Revolution through the unique lens of childhood with wit, wisdom, and at times, heartbreak. As she learns, we learn, too. Plus, this pick was chosen by fellow Gather Here makers and readers. We selected this as a potential text during our April session.
FOR FANS OF: graphic memoir, coming of age stories, history.
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)
- 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