What we're about

This group is a safe space for queer/lesbian/bisexual/questioning women (including trans and/or non-binary folks). Wine and Whine meets once a month over food and drinks to discuss a book with queer or feminist themes. We enjoy chatting about about anything from the evolving feminisms of Beyoncé, to the hetero dating scripts employed by the producers of The Bachelor. This is a supportive group to dish on your dating life or tell us how your work is going.

We usually meet at a member's home or at a restaurant, so each meeting is limited to 10-15 people. A donation of $2 per meeting is suggested to help cover the costs of staying on Meetup.

Some titles we have read or are interested in reading:

Fiction
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Ministry of Happiness by Arundhati Roy
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Kindred (or other works) by Octavia Butler
Monstress (the graphic novel) by Marjorie Liu
A Cup of Water Under My Bed by Daisy Hernández
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Non-fiction
Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed
Demonic Grounds: Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle by Katherine McKittrick
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
The Queer Art of Failure by Jack Halberstam
Cruel Optimism by Lauren Berlant

Upcoming events (1)

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

Online event

$4.00

Hello y'all,

For the month of January, we will be reading Detransition, Baby
by Torrey Peters. Please secure your books in advance, this one is hard to find which is why the event is created a lot in advance.

This will be an online event with continuing to follow Covid-19 guidelines and will meet on zoom due to the current rise in cases.

Please don't hesitate to share your thoughts. We do love to read your thoughts in comments.

Even though we are meeting online, Meetup still costs money, so we'll still have to charge for the event. FYI, if you RSVP YES and change it to no on the day of event, you will still be liable to pay the fees, so please be mindful of your attendance. With every other month meeting, we will be charging a bit extra to cover the cost for those months we are not meeting.

Event fee is $4.00 and can be paid by
CashApp - $mariepricemtg
Venmo- @mariepricemtg
PayPal- [masked].

Please write book's name and your name in description of payment.

Book description:

A whipsmart debut about three women—transgender and cisgender—whose lives collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires around gender, motherhood, and sex.

Reese almost had it all: a loving relationship with Amy, an apartment in New York City, a job she didn't hate. She had scraped together what previous generations of trans women could only dream of: a life of mundane, bourgeois comforts. The only thing missing was a child. But then her girlfriend, Amy, detransitioned and became Ames, and everything fell apart. Now Reese is caught in a self-destructive pattern: avoiding her loneliness by sleeping with married men.

Ames isn't happy either. He thought detransitioning to live as a man would make life easier, but that decision cost him his relationship with Reese—and losing her meant losing his only family. Even though their romance is over, he longs to find a way back to her. When Ames's boss and lover, Katrina, reveals that she's pregnant with his baby—and that she's not sure whether she wants to keep it—Ames wonders if this is the chance he's been waiting for. Could the three of them form some kind of unconventional family—and raise the baby together?

This provocative debut is about what happens at the emotional, messy, vulnerable corners of womanhood that platitudes and good intentions can't reach. Torrey Peters brilliantly and fearlessly navigates the most dangerous taboos around gender, sex, and relationships, gifting us a thrillingly original, witty, and deeply moving novel

See y'all...love y'all!

Past events (46)

Clap when you land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Online event

$4.00

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