The Book Club

The C O V E N Book Club takes place one Thursday a month. We celebrate great texts, ideas, and authors with a curated conversation around the book and beyond, and a great buffet of food and drinks.

 
 
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December 13th 2018 - 6:30pm

We kick off with Roxane Gay’s essay collection Bad Feminist (2014).

With a witty and sharp tongue, Gay tackles some of the primary issues: sexual assault, racism, classism, but also our complicated media consumption and understanding of privilege.

Always challenging her own position and never claiming any absolute truth, Roxane Gay is a perfect introduction to C O V E N ‘s kind of feminism.

 
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January 17th 2019 - 6:30pm

The C O V E N book club's second pick is Women Who Run With the Wolves (1992) by Clarissa Pinkola Estès.

The author uses her expertise as a psychoanalyst and post-trauma specialist to interpret ancestral myths and stories about the Wild Woman archetype. Since its publication, her work has been internationally acclaimed and called life-transforming by many, if not most.

This January we will be celebrating the new year with a focus on feminine strength, the power of storytelling, and the nurturing of the "wild nature" within all of us.

 
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February 14th 2019 - 6:30pm

This Valentine’s day, we will discuss All About Love (2000) by bell hooks.

What would be more fitting than a book about love in its widest sense to reclaim Valentine’s Day? Romantic love, yes, but also, self-love, parental love, love of one’s community, through respect, commitment, trust… and all that through a strong feminist lens.

We’ll also acknowledge the American Black History and will touch on a few other works on love by various African-American Female writers.