The Queer Romance Book Club is a group of adults that reads and discusses queer romance stories of all kinds. From new releases to older stories, contemporary to historical settings (with even some fantasy on occasion!), the books we'll read will also feature diverse pairings/configurations, sexualities, and gender expressions. Join us on the second Tuesday of every month to go deep on the themes, tropes, and emotions that connect the titles we read, or drop in for your favorite books or sub-genres! All are welcome!
June's book is I'm So (Not) Over You by Kosoko Jackson
Upcoming books include:
July: A Lady for a Duke by Alexis Hall
August: Writer's Block by Ali Vali
September: A Taste of Gold and Iron by Alexandra Rowland
This zoom meeting requires a reservation. By joining the zoom call you agree to abide by the guiding principles of the group and code of conduct, including confidentiality, and will not record audio or video of any portion of the meeting without prior consent of the organizers.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIoce2uqjMpGNaOzZX6dpk05T2NRu2mHRJs
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
About the facilitators:
Kira Apple (she/her) has been a bookseller at Charis since the summer of 2020. Originally from Pennsylvania, she first discovered a love of romance through fan fiction and fantasy novels. Now, she reads broadly across fantasy, sci-fi, and romance, and is a huge fan of queer lit and media (Our Flag Means Death, anyone?). In addition to squee-ing (yes, she's a fandom old) over romantic things, Kira enjoys tabletop roleplaying, video games, writing, singing, and wrangling her four cats. You can find her on Twitter @keekrbeekr.
Kate Harlan (she/her) has lived in Atlanta her whole life. She loves queer stories, devouring queer romance, fantasy, and sci-fi books with both her ears and her eyes at what some say is an alarming rate. She tweets about what she reads @katereadsqueer on Twitter. When she's not reading (and, honestly, sometimes while she's listening to books), she's gardening with children in her neighborhood, doing jigsaw puzzles, petting her dog, or knitting.
The event is free and open to all people, especially to those who have no income or low income right now, but we encourage and appreciate a solidarity donation in support of the work of Charis Circle, our programming non-profit. Donate via this link: www.chariscircle.org/donate
Charis Circle's mission is to foster sustainable feminist communities, work for social justice, and encourage the expression of diverse and marginalized voices.
By attending any Charis Circle virtual event you agree to our Code of Conduct:Our event seeks to provide a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), class, or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate. Anyone violating these rules will be expelled from this event and all future events at the discretion of the organizers. Please report all harassment to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
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