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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 | Last Night at the Telegraph Club

9/15/21 UPDATE - In accordance with CDC guidance, Wood Library requires masks to be worn inside regardless of vaccination status.

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 Malinda Lo's Last Night at the Telegraph Club!

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

OVERVIEW
“[...] America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father—despite his hard-won citizenship—Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day."

WE <3 LIBRARIES
Last Night at the Telegraph Club 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 Last Night at the Telegraph Club audiobook at https://libro.fm/noirereadingroom

CREDITS
Overview. Last Night at the Telegraph Club. (n.d.). https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/last-night-at-the-telegraph-club-malinda-lo/1136893644?ean=9780525555254

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Hybrid Book Discussion | The Heart's Invisible Furies

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 John Boyne's The Heart's Invisible Furies!

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

OVERVIEW
"In this, Boyne's most transcendent work to date, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. The Heart's Invisible Furies is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us all of the redemptive power of the human spirit."

WE <3 LIBRARIES
The Heart's Invisible Furies 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 Heart's Invisible Furies audiobook at https://libro.fm/noirereadingroom

CREDITS
Overview. The Heart's Invisible Furies. (n.d.). https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-hearts-invisible-furies-john-boyne/1125244820?ean=9781524760793

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Hybrid Book Discussion | The Black Flamingo

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 Dean Atta's The Black Flamingo!

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

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
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 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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