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March 2019 Book Club - Hunger

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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.

March's book is: HUNGER by Roxane Gay

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:  Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. In Hunger, she explores her past—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself.

WHY YOU MIGHT LIKE IT: You catch yourself referring to food as a “guilty pleasure”, you tell yourself you are “stealing a bite”, and you consciously (and subconsciously) obsess about “eating too much”. Hunger asks “all of us to be more considerate of the realities of the bodies of others,” and more accepting of our own.

FOR FANS OF: Personal essays. Quick consumable chapters/paragraphs. Honesty and rare insight into someone else's life. Examining how trauma can shape us.

Available at our favorite bookstores: Porter Square Books and Harvard Square Books! And check 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)
  • 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 


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