Newest Reading Group at the Center

Posted: October 19, 2010 by Tiffany Santos in Book Group, Events, Poetry
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Literature has a profound affect on our lives whether we realize it or not. Reading literature can help us to understand the lives of others as well as our own in new and amazing ways. Furthermore, a community of readers is also a wonderful way to build a sense of connection and create a safe space for discussion and expression.

One of the areas newest reading groups is the Queer Reading Group. Focusing on LGBTQI authors, this group will be reading fiction, non-fiction, and poetry that is both mainstream and lesser known. Everyone is welcome to attend as the group is open to the community! The group plans to meet on the third Thursdays of the month, and is currently meeting at the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing at 22 East Main Street, Frostburg, Maryland.

The next meeting will take place on October 21, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. The selection is Love, Death, and the Changing of the Seasons by Marilyn Hacker, a book of poetry. Food and drink will be on-hand! Haven’t read the book? No problem, you are welcome! The November gathering will be on the 18th at the same time and location.

Also please bring recommendations for LGBTQI authors. We discussed possible choices for upcoming months at the first meeting in September (for instance Perry Moore’s Hero, Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room, and Rita Mae Brown’s Ruby Fruit Jungle), but the group is open to suggestions! The group is facilitated by Tiffany A. Turbin Santos.

Please visit the groups Facebook page or send an email for more information to LGBTQreading@groups.facebook.com.

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