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Book Club: BLK FMNNST Loaner Library


  • Archive, Book Club

  • Thursday, November 7, 5pm
  • $5 Students
    $10 General Admission
    Free for Members
  • B6.2 Prow

A community book club featuring selections from exhibiting artist Cauleen Smith’s BLK FMNNST Loaner Library 1989–2019 — paintings of the covers of must-read texts. Discussions take place over three sessions this fall.

Facilitated by Gwendolyn VanSant

In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, 2016

Christina Sharpe’s highly influential non-fiction book In the Wake uses the multiple meanings of “the wake” – i.e. the movement of water behind a ship, a ritual for the dead, and a consciousness of injustice – to examine the lingering effects of slavery.

Additional Book Club Sessions
September 26 – Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower
December 5 – Kathleen Collins, Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?

Image courtesy of the artist; Kate Werble Gallery, New York; and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago

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