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Bad Girl Book Club

    • December 12, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 3
    Register

    Join this new evening women's book club! And no, you don’t have to be a "bad girl" to join the group. This group will focus on books with female authors and unique female protagonists.  In depth and honest opinions are encouraged.  You don’t even have to finish the book to join in on this fun book discussion group. Indulgent beverages and desserts will be served, and bad girl attire encouraged! 

    Milk Fed by Melissa Broder

    Monday, December 12

    6:00 pm–8:00 pm

    Instructor: Lisa Alexander

    IDPH and CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Rachel is twenty-four, a lapsed Jew who has made calorie restriction her religion. By day, she maintains an illusion of existential control, by way of obsessive food rituals, while working as an underling at a Los Angeles talent management agency. At night, she pedals nowhere on the elliptical machine. Rachel is content to carry on subsisting—until her therapist encourages her to take a ninety-day communication detox from her mother, who raised her in the tradition of calorie counting.

    Early in the detox, Rachel meets Miriam, a zaftig young Orthodox Jewish woman who works at her favorite frozen yogurt shop and is intent upon feeding her. Rachel is suddenly and powerfully entranced by Miriam—by her sundaes and her body, her faith and her family—and as the two grow closer, Rachel embarks on a journey marked by mirrors, mysticism, mothers, milk, and honey.

    We will openly discuss themes of eating disorders and sexuality in this meeting. This is a safe space, and what we say stays within the group.

    Register by 12/10

    • January 09, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 10
    Register

    Join this new evening women's book club! And no, you don’t have to be a "bad girl" to join the group. This group will focus on books with female authors and unique female protagonists.  In depth and honest opinions are encouraged.  You don’t even have to finish the book to join in on this fun book discussion group. Indulgent beverages and desserts will be served, and bad girl attire encouraged! 

    The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland

    Monday, January 9

    6:00 pm–8:00 pm

    Facilitator: Lisa Alexander

    IDPH and CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    From extraordinary highs — patronage by the Medicis, friendship with Galileo and, most importantly of all, beautiful and outstandingly original paintings — to rape by her father's colleague, torture by the Inquisition, life-long struggles for acceptance by the artistic Establishment, and betrayal by the men she loved, Artemisia was a bold and brilliant woman who lived as she wanted, and paid a high price.

    This is one of my top ten faves! You are guaranteed to learn some thing while reading this book. It will make for a fascinating discussion.

    Register by Jan 7

    • February 13, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 10
    Register

    Join this new evening women's book club! And no, you don’t have to be a "bad girl" to join the group. This group will focus on books with female authors and unique female protagonists.  In depth and honest opinions are encouraged.  You don’t even have to finish the book to join in on this fun book discussion group. Indulgent beverages and desserts will be served, and bad girl attire encouraged! 

    Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez

    Monday, February 13

    6:00 pm–8:00 pm

    Facilitator: Lisa Alexander

    IDPH and CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    “More than grief, more than anger, there is a need. Someone to blame. Someone to make pay.”

    Ashley Hope Pérez takes the facts of the 1937 New London school explosion—the worst school disaster in American history—as a backdrop for a riveting novel about segregation, love, family, and the forces that destroy people.

    Historical fiction with a number of disturbing the themes, this book depicts a moment of history that is worth remembering.

    Register by 2/11

    • March 09, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • William Reif Gallery
    • 25
    Register

    Thursday, March 9
    6:00-7:30p  

    Presenter: Margaret Orchard 

    IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed.

    Join Marge Orchard in a short reading, discussion, and signing of her first published book, a memoir, "Deep Purple Lilacs in a Mason Jar". Margaret has been taking and teaching classes at Womanspace, including A Course in Miracles, since 2016. She has been working with Debbie Gaines for many years in a writing circle, and looks forward to sharing her memoir(s) with the Womanspace community. She's already working on book two!

    Book will be available for purchase for $15.00

     Reg. by Mar 7

    • March 13, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 10
    Register

    Join this new evening women's book club! And no, you don’t have to be a "bad girl" to join the group. This group will focus on books with female authors and unique female protagonists.  In depth and honest opinions are encouraged.  You don’t even have to finish the book to join in on this fun book discussion group. Indulgent beverages and desserts will be served, and bad girl attire encouraged! 

    The Lairs' Club by Mary Karr

    Monday, March 13

    6:00 pm–8:00 pm

    Facilitator: Lisa Alexander

    IDPH and CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    Mary Karr grew up in a swampy East Texas refinery town in a volatile and defiantly loving family. In this funny, devastating, haunting memoir and with a raw and often painful honesty, she looks back at life with a painter mother, seven times married, whose outlaw spirit could tip over into psychosis, and a hard-drinking, fist-swinging father who liked nothing better than to spin tales with his cronies at the Liars’ Club.

    Karr’s style and description will pull you in. You won’t want this book to end!

    Register by 3/11

    • April 10, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Media Room
    • 10
    Register

    Join this new evening women's book club! And no, you don’t have to be a "bad girl" to join the group. This group will focus on books with female authors and unique female protagonists.  In depth and honest opinions are encouraged.  You don’t even have to finish the book to join in on this fun book discussion group. Indulgent beverages and desserts will be served, and bad girl attire encouraged! 

    The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

    Monday, April 10

    6:00 pm–8:00 pm

    Facilitator: Lisa Alexander

    IDPH and CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

    The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison’s first novel, a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Set in the author’s girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, it tells the story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America. In the autumn of 1941, the year the marigolds in the Breedloves’ garden do not bloom. Pecola’s life does change- in painful, devastating ways.

    Banned in some classrooms for “explicit language.” This book explores truths that are hard for many people to face. Truly a work of genius.

    Register by 4/8


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