Program Type:Books, Literature, & Writing, English, LGBTQIA+, Library & Community, Virtual
Join librarians virtually to discuss books centering on LGBTQ+ voices.
Meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month (January-December) from 6-7 pm.
For more information please visit: https://sonomalibrary.org/queerbookclub
Physical copies of the book are available (while supplies last).
February 9 - Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde*+
A collection of fifteen essays written between 1976 and 1984 gives clear voice to Audre Lorde's literary and philosophical personae. These essays explore and illuminate the roots of Lorde's intellectual development and her deep-seated and longstanding concerns about ways of increasing empowerment among minority women writers and the absolute necessity to explicate the concept of difference—difference according to sex, race, and economic status. The title Sister Outsider finds its source in her poetry collection The Black Unicorn (1978). These poems and the essays in Sister Outsider stress Lorde's oft-stated theme of continuity, particularly of the geographical and intellectual link between Dahomey, Africa, and her emerging self.
2022 Discussion Titles
March 9 - Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller*+
April 13 - Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color*+
May 11 - On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong+
June 8 - One Last Stop by Casey Mcquiston+
July 13 - Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin+
August 10 - Ace: What Sexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen+
September 14 - In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado*+
October 12 - Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas*+
November 9 - Love After the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction by Joshua Whitehead (Editor)*+
December 14 - The Color Purple by Alice Walker*+
* E-Books or e-audiobooks are available through Hoopla
Books available through Hoopla are always available for unlimited checkout.
+ E-Books or e-audiobooks are available through Overdrive.
Advance Registration Required - Virtual
Advance registration is required. Registered participants will receive the Zoom invite one hour prior to the scheduled event.
Questions? Or if you need special accommodations, please let us know. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call your local library!
Print Copies for Virtual book clubs
Print copies are available while supplies last. Email email@example.com to have a copy sent to your local library for pickup. Leave your name, phone number, and requested library location in the message. Print books available upon request until 1 week before the program.