Next Meetup

Discuss "This Will Be My Undoing" over festive cocktails!
For November, let's meet for our book club's "Friendsgiving" where we'll discuss "This Will Be My Undoing" by Morgan Jerkins over champagne and festive cocktails, kicking off the holiday season in NYC! (Here's the link to the book: https://amzn.to/2CPTpUI). A bit about this book and NYC author: Morgan Jerkins is only in her twenties, but she has already established herself as an insightful, brutally honest writer who isn’t afraid of tackling tough, controversial subjects. In This Will Be My Undoing, she takes on perhaps one of the most provocative contemporary topics: What does it mean to “be”—to live as, to exist as—a black woman today? This is a book about black women, but it’s necessary reading for all Americans. Doubly disenfranchised by race and gender, often deprived of a place within the mostly white mainstream feminist movement, black women are objectified, silenced, and marginalized with devastating consequences, in ways both obvious and subtle, that are rarely acknowledged in our country’s larger discussion about inequality. In This Will Be My Undoing, Jerkins becomes both narrator and subject to expose the social, cultural, and historical story of black female oppression that influences the black community as well as the white, male-dominated world at large. Please note: the pub offers individual checks but asks for a minimum $20 per person purchase. Both food and drinks are available.

Slattery's Midtown Pub

8 E 36th St Bet 5th and Madison · New York, NY

What we're about

A book club for women who love reading books about or set in NYC! These will vary in genre from month to month...classics, memoirs, chick-lit, an entertaining non-fiction...the idea is that every book is somehow related to NYC! We'll gather together over cocktails/coffee/bevvy-of-choice once a month to discuss the book, and also try out a variety of NYC bars/cafes.

Who Should Join: Women who enjoy reading books on a variety of topics*, enjoy discovering new bars/cafes in NYC, and who want to meet other women! *also, who can commit to reading at least a decent amount of the book once they've RSVP'd. I'm sure we've all had the experience of being in a book club and being the only one to have read the book...makes discussion a wee more difficult;-)

Why You Should Join: To have fun (most important!), meet new people, and have a group of friends to discuss books with!

What Members Can Expect: A once a month meet up held at varying bars/cafes in Manhattan on a weeknight evening. Due to space restrictions in booking tables, the meet-ups will be capped at a pretty low number, making for a more intimate group.

Follow Us On Instagram: I post regularly on book events, book stores, and of course BOOKS set right here in NYC! Our account is: @NovelsOfNewYork

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