Address will be emailed out before event, Long Beach, CA
***Please note the change in date***
Please join me for our first Monthly Book Club and Potluck. We will be reading selections by gay and lesbian authors, or about the gay and lesbian community. Over the next few months I will be compiling a list of suggested selections and we will vote on what to read as a group.
Our first selection, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, is a coming-out novel from Jeanette Winterson, the acclaimed author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. Raised by an oppressively evangelical mother, Jeanette grows up a good little Christian soldier, even going so far as to stitch samplers whose apocalyptic themes terrify her classmates. As she dryly notes, without self-pity or smugness, "This tendency towards the exotic has brought me many problems, just as it did for William Blake." Jeanette would have remained in the fold but for her unconventional desires; though she can reconcile her love of women with her love of God, the church cannot. It could have been a grim tale, but this first novel winner of England's Whitbread Prize is in fact a wry and tender telling of a young girl's triumphantly coming into her own.
If you do not currently have the book, you can get it through amazon (kindle, hardback, paperback) at http://amzn.com/0802135161
I am asking everyone to confirm her RSVP by Sunday, March 23 by 7pm and in your RSVP please list what you will be bringing for the potluck. I will provide water, coffee tea and cupcakes.
Please note that this event is at a private residence in Long Beach. My address will be emailed to all attendees the evening before the event, so make sure to check your email. To encourage a cozy atmosphere, I am capping the event at 8 people. If the event is full, please waitlist & I will do my best to get you in.