Nonfiction Read-Aloud Book Group
September 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 11, 2023
Nonfiction Read-Aloud Book Group meets online on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 5:30 – 7pm.
We’ve been meeting since 2019 and the makeup of the group is fluid. Pop in when you can! We take turns reading aloud to each other and stop the reading frequently to discuss the text, ask questions, and repeat sentences. People are not required to read in order to participate.
We’re currently reading Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals, by Alexis Pauline Gumbs. Undrowned is a book-length meditation for the entire human species, based on the subversive and transformative lessons of marine mammals. Alexis Pauline Gumbs has spent hundreds of hours watching our aquatic cousins. She has found them to be queer, fierce, protective of each other, complex, shaped by conflict, and struggling to survive the extractive and militarized conditions humans have imposed on the ocean. Employing a brilliant mix of poetic sensibility, naturalist observation, and Black feminist insights, Gumbs translates their submerged wisdom to reveal what they might teach us. The result is a powerful work of creative nonfiction that produces not a specific agenda but an unfolding space for wonder and questioning.
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