Announcing a new Meetup for Hip & Well Read!What
: Hip and Well Read: Room: War Dances with One PhiladelphiaWhen
: Wednesday, January 26,[masked]:30 PMPrice
: $2.00 per personWhere
: The Cafe
2011 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hey Hipsters and Bibliophiles,
For our Januar meetup, by your vote, we will be reading War Dances
by Sherman Alexie.
This book is also the One Book One Philadelphia
book choice for this year.
One Book, One Philadelphia is a joint project of the Mayor?s Office and the Free Library of Philadelphia that promotes reading, literacy, library use, and community building by motivating tens of thousands of people to read an annual featured selection. Marking the ninth consecutive year for One Book, the 2011 program runs from January 19th to March 17th, 2011.
This means there will be events around this time for this book, so how about we read it so we can attend some of these events? War Dances
by Sherman Alexie.
War Dances is a collection of short stories and poems that examine with humor and grace the intricate facets of human relationships. The title story features a man who reflects on his father’s death when suddenly confronted with his own mortality, and the poem “Ode to Small Town Sweethearts” weaves a witty tale of the trials of young love. Using skillfully crafted prose that is at turns shocking, funny, and poignant, War Dances takes readers on a grand tour of life in all its complexity.
I had no problems finding this at the local independent bookstore. With the One Book One Philly event, this book is sure to be available in mass quantities everywhere around the city.War Dances
is available on Amazon.com, however, I encourage you all to support your local independent book store or library:City Paper's List of Independent BookstoresGoogle Map/Listing of Independent Bookstores in Philly
You will notice that that if you RSVP "Yes," you'll be charged to attend. This is to help me cover my costs as Organizer and reduce the number of no-shows we have at meetings. Please keep in mind I'm only giving refunds if the meeting is canceled or rescheduled, not if you change your mind about attending.Thinking about coming when the Meetup is FULL? Read/click here.
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/philadelphia-hip-and-well-read-book-club/calendar/15721184/