Mar
5
7:30 PM19:30

March Graphic Novel Book Group

March's Fort Greene Graphic Novel book pick will be " Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama" by Alison Bechdel

"  Alison Bechdel's Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood . . . and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel's own (serially monogamous) adult love life. And, finally, back to Mother--to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers. "

Book Group Details

Location: Greene Grape Annex ( 753 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217)

Date: March 5th, 2019

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

(Bring a friend to book group)

I'm going to be at Annex by 7:00pm for anyone who still wants to talk about February 's pick a lil more if you did or didn't make it to the last meeting. 

Following are some notes from last meeting and things to consider for next meetings book. See ya on the 5th ^_^

If you liked 'Bingo Love'

  1. "Sirena Selena" by Mayra Santos-Febres

  2. "Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl" by Andrea Lawlor

  3. "How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective" by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

  4. "No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics" by Justin Hall

  5. "Steven Universe" by Rebecca Sugar

Things to Consider for March

  1. https://hyperallergic.com/461192/self-confessed-the-inappropriately-intimate-comics-of-alison-bechdel/

  2. https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/08/14/mothers-as-makers-of-death/

  3. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/20/well/family/the-power-of-the-little-comment-in-mother-daughter-relationships.html

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Feb
5
7:30 PM19:30

February Graphic Novel Book Group

January's book group was the most attended in our short tenure as a group!!! February's book will be "Bingo Love" by Tee Franklin.

" When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-’60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage. From TEE FRANKLIN (NAILBITER’s “THE OUTFIT,” Love is Love) and JENN ST-ONGE (Jem & The Misfits), BINGO LOVE is a touching story of love, family, and resiliency that spans over 60 years."

Book Group Details

Location: Greene Grape Annex ( 753 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217)

Date: February 5th, 2019

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm 

(Bring a friend to book group)


I'm going to be at Annex by 7:00pm for anyone who still wants to talk about January's pick a lil more if you did or didn't make it to the last meeting. I'll be sure to keep this up if I get engagement from group members with at least a day's notice. 

Following are some notes from last meeting and things to consider for next meetings book. See ya on the 5th ^_^

Media referenced from last meeting

  1. "Black Hole" by Charles Burns

  2. "Brutal Imagination: Poems" by Cornelius Eady 

  3. "Ghost World" by Daniel Clowes

  4. "The Lie and How Told It" by Tommi Parrish

Things to Consider

  1. https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/behind-the-panel-bingo-love-writer-tee-franklin-on-the-power-of-comics

  2. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/jook-joint-tee-franklin-her-socially-conscious-horror-comic-1121035

  3. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/us/queer-love-in-color.html

  4. https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/12/11/rise-queer-comics

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