Rotating between fiction and nonfiction, the goal is to enjoy and grow our knowledge of the writing accomplished by Black, South Asian, Native, Latinx, and many other authors of color. Come listen, discuss, and learn how the words of those usually underrepresented in literature can fit within the world we live in today.
Hosted by Devlin Prince: former bookseller, currently working in the public health field. He is an avid reader and especially likes reading outdoors. Enjoys not only talking about books, but also about movies, food, and traveling.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 7pm:
No Name in the Street by James Baldwin
“More eloquent than W. E. B. DuBois, more penetrating than Richard Wright.... It contains truth that cannot be denied.”
—The Atlantic Monthly
“Characteristically beautiful.... He has not himself lost access to the sources of his being–which is what makes him read and awaited by perhaps a wider range of people than any other major American writer.”
Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 7pm:
Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
“That rare commodity, a truly public novel... Morrison’s genius lies in her uncanny ability to immerse you totally in the world she creates.”
PAST PICKS FOR THE WRITERS IN COLOR BOOKCLUB,
CURATED BY DEVLIN PRINCE
February 2020: The Wide Circumference of Love by Marita Golden
January 2020: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
December 2019: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
November 2019: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
October 2019: The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor Lavalle
May 2019: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
January 2019: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
December 2018: Ghosts in the Schoolyard by Eve L. Ewing
November 2018: An American Marriage: A Novel by Tayari Jones.
October 2018: Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir by Deborah A. Miranda.