Next Meetup

We Were Witches
For October, we'll be reading We Were Witches by Ariel Gore. What better book to choose for Halloween than a queer/feminist autobiographical novel with a black cat on the cover? From Kirkus Review: "'Write what you know, my women’s lit professor kept saying, but what I knew wasn’t shaped like a story and now I was a sophomore and I needed to write an underground feminist classic.'" The protagonist, Ariel Gore, is a young woman trying to care for her baby and go to college while battling against poverty, male violence, her mother’s disappointment, and the idea that there is only one way to tell a story. In the short vignettes collected here, she describes childbirth, romantic disappointment, disordered eating, and artistic frustration. Ariel reads Audre Lorde to her baby and casts spells to protect their rented house from ghosts and hateful neighbors." This book is a little different in form, but ultimately creates a cohesive and compelling narrative that left me shook. I can't wait to share this one with y'all. Buy it here:

Smith & Lentz Brewery

903 Main St · Nashville

    Past Meetups (13)

    What we're about

    This is a group for LGBT folks who are tired of reading books by straight, cisgender, white men. So if you feel your reading list could use some queering, join up. We'll meet once a month to have coffee/drinks and discuss.

    Members (423)

    Photos (9)