Sat, Aug 27|
Austin Central Library
This Is Not A Book Club
Torch Literary Arts joins Future Front to offer this exciting community club in Central Texas.
Time & Location
Aug 27, 2022, 1:00 PM CDT
Austin Central Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
About the event
Do you enjoy reading but don't have time to commit to a book club? Torch Literary Arts joins Future Front to present This is Not a Book Club - a gathering for readers to support local independent bookstores in Central Texas, discuss current writing featured on TORCH and other literary news and events. All lovers of creative writing are welcome.
For this meet-up, we'll tour the Austin Central Branch Library (it's gorgeous!), get library cards if you don't have one already, visit the gift shop, give away books, and grab something to eat at Cookbook Bar & Cafe. There is no required reading (because this is not a book club, LOL), but we include work by TORCH features you can read in advance to chat about as you mingle and meet new people. Check out "The Midwives" an excerpt from a play by Ambata Kazi-Nance. Read the origin stories of three Black midwives and discover how they learned to conjure magical healing for women in need.
Torch Literary Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established to publish and promote creative writing by Black women. We publish contemporary writing by experienced and emerging writers alike. TORCH has featured work by Toi Derricotte, Tayari Jones, Sharon Bridgforth, Crystal Wilkinson, Patricia Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Elizabeth Alexander, and others. Programs include the Wildfire Reading Series, writing workshops, and retreats.