Inspiring Works by Women Writers (Book Club) / Online Program

Tuesday, October 19
6:30-7:30 pm

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The book club will be discussing Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley.

Are you interested in reading and discussing novels, plays, and poems by women? Then this is your Book Club! This is a fun opportunity to indulge in some great works by women writers.

We will begin each discussion with a little background history and tidbits on each female writer. I’ll ask a few questions to get us started and then it’s an open forum. My hope is that together we gain a little more insight into these books (and perhaps the authors as well).

Some of these books you may know well. Some may be books you always meant to read and never got around to! It does not matter how expert you are with the works or the authors. If you are passionate about discussing books and would like to build up your repertoire of works by women, this might be the perfect place to start. To quote Mary Shelley: “The beginning is always today.”

Reading List:

October: Mary Shelley “Frankenstein” 1818
November: Amy Tan “The Joy Luck Club” 1989
December: Laura Esquivel “Like Water for Chocolate” 1989
January: Jhumpa Lahiri “The Namesake” 2003
February: Jane Austen “Sense and Sensibility” 1811
March: Maya Angelou “Phenomenal Woman” Four Poems 1995.
April: Virginia Woolf “Mrs. Dalloway” 1925
May: Toni Morrison “Beloved” 1987
June: Wendy Wasserstein “The Sisters Rosensweig” Play 1992
July: Harper Lee “To Kill a Mockingbird” 1960 and “Go Set a Watchman!” 2015
August: Susan Sontag “On Photography” Essay Collection 1973