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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

Earlier Event: December 1
Pop-Up Poetry @ Brooklyn Museum
Later Event: March 5
March Graphic Novel Book Group