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ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER. | The Canandaigua (CDGA) Queer Lit Book Club is an inclusive community of readers who meet bi-monthly to discuss LGBTQAI+ books and/or books by LGBTQAI+ authors. Representation matters. Join the conversation!

Interpreter Request Form - https://bit.ly/QueerLitCDGAinterpreter

Code of Conduct - https://bit.ly/QueerLitCDGAcodeofconduct

2021-2022 Season 4 Poster - https://bit.ly/QueerLitCDGAseason4poster

What have we been reading? Visit our virtual bookshelf - https://bit.ly/QueerLitCDGAbookshelf

Have a question? Visit our frequently asked questions doc - https://bit.ly/QueerLitCDGAfaq

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Upcoming events (4)

Hybrid Book Discussion | The Black Flamingo

Online event

"Meet & Greet" - Join us a half-hour before the meeting (in-person or virtually) from 6:30pm - 7:00pm and get to know your fellow CDGA Queer Lit readers! The book discussion will be from 7:00pm - 8:00pm. See you there! :)

YOU'RE INVITED
Join your friends and make some new ones in-person at Wood Library in Canandaigua or online via Zoom as we discuss Dean Atta's The Black Flamingo!

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OVERVIEW
“As he gets older, Michael’s coming out is only the start of learning who he is and where he fits in. When he discovers the Drag Society, he finally finds where he belongs—and the Black Flamingo is born. Told with raw honesty, insight, and lyricism, this debut explores the layers of identity that make us who we are—and allow us to shine.”

WE <3 LIBRARIES
The Black Flamingo is available to borrow through the OWWL and Monroe County Library Systems.

WE <3 INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES
Noire Reading Room is Rochester's Black Feminist Bookstore. Support local by purchasing The Black Flamingo audiobook at https://libro.fm/noirereadingroom

CREDITS
Overview. The Black Flamingo. (n.d.). https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-black-flamingo-dean-atta/1132291746?ean=9780062990303

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Hybrid Book Discussion | Afterparties

Online event

YOU'RE INVITED
Join your friends and make some new ones in-person at Wood Library in Canandaigua or online via Zoom as we discuss Anthony Veasna So's Afterparties!

Interpreter Request Form - https://bit.ly/QueerLitCDGAinterpreter

OVERVIEW
“A vibrant story collection about Cambodian-American life—immersive and comic, yet unsparing—that offers profound insight into the intimacy of queer and immigrant communities."

WE <3 LIBRARIES
Afterparties is available to borrow through the OWWL and Monroe County Library Systems.

WE <3 INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES
Ampersand Books, Rochester's Indie Bookstore at Writers & Books, offers 15% off CDGA Queer Lit Book Club selections when purchased through their site! No code is needed. The discount is applied at checkout. Please visit: https://www.ampersandbooks.org/canandaigua-cdga-queer-lit-book-club (Website will be updated for the[masked] season soon!)

Noire Reading Room is Rochester's Black Feminist Bookstore. Support local by purchasing the Afterparties audiobook at https://libro.fm/noirereadingroom

CREDITS
Overview. Afterparties. (n.d.). https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/afterparties-anthony-veasna-so/1137403744?ean=9780063049901

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Hybrid Book Discussion | Parable of the Sower

Online event

YOU'RE INVITED
Join your friends and make some new ones in-person at Wood Library in Canandaigua or online via Zoom as we discuss Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower!

Interpreter Request Form - https://bit.ly/QueerLitCDGAinterpreter

OVERVIEW
“Precocious and clear-eyed, Lauren must make her voice heard in order to protect her loved ones from the imminent disasters her small community stubbornly ignores. But what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: the birth of a new faith . . . and a startling vision of human destiny."

WE <3 LIBRARIES
Parable of the Sower is available to borrow through the OWWL and Monroe County Library Systems.

WE <3 INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES
Ampersand Books, Rochester's Indie Bookstore at Writers & Books, offers 15% off CDGA Queer Lit Book Club selections when purchased through their site! No code is needed. The discount is applied at checkout. Please visit: https://www.ampersandbooks.org/canandaigua-cdga-queer-lit-book-club (Website will be updated for the[masked] season soon!)

Noire Reading Room is Rochester's Black Feminist Bookstore. Support local by purchasing the Parable of the Sower audiobook at https://libro.fm/noirereadingroom

CREDITS
Overview. Parable of the Sower. (n.d.). https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/parable-of-the-sower-octavia-e-butler/1101058504?ean=9781538732182

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Hybrid Book Discussion | Boyfriend Material

Online event

YOU'RE INVITED
Join your friends and make some new ones in-person at Wood Library in Canandaigua or online via Zoom as we discuss Alexis Hall's Boyfriend Material!

Interpreter Request Form - https://bit.ly/QueerLitCDGAinterpreter

OVERVIEW
"Discover the LGBT romance about exact opposites falling in perfectly imperfect love that New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CHRISTINA LAUREN calls "hilarious, witty, tender, and stunning.""

WE <3 LIBRARIES
Boyfriend Material is available to borrow through the OWWL and Monroe County Library Systems.

WE <3 INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES
Ampersand Books, Rochester's Indie Bookstore at Writers & Books, offers 15% off CDGA Queer Lit Book Club selections when purchased through their site! No code is needed. The discount is applied at checkout. Please visit: https://www.ampersandbooks.org/canandaigua-cdga-queer-lit-book-club (Website will be updated for the[masked] season soon!)

Noire Reading Room is Rochester's Black Feminist Bookstore. Support local by purchasing the Boyfriend Material audiobook at https://libro.fm/noirereadingroom

CREDITS
Overview. Boyfriend Material (n.d.). https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/boyfriend-material-alexis-hall/1133879159?ean=9781728206141

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Past events (30)

Hybrid Book Discussion | The Heart's Invisible Furies

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