Queer Book Group’s March Gathering

Posted: February 10, 2011 by Tiffany Santos in Book Group
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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 Book 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! 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 March 17, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. The selection is Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf, a roman à clef (based on real people) novel published in 1928. Food and drink will be on-hand! Haven’t read the book? No problem, you are welcome!

Also please bring recommendations for LGBTQI authors. We discussed possible choices for upcoming months at the first meeting in September (for instance 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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