Well-Read Black Girl (GR)
WRBG Grand Rapids Meet Ups:
Wednesday, June 12th: WRBGgr kicked off its Summer Series with a meet and greet at New Hotel Mertens and its rooftop lounge Haute! The group engaged in conversation around books and individual reading interests over food, wine and music!
Saturday, July 27th: WRBGgr was pleased to have local author Toni Rain join our July 12th meet up, where the group discussed her self-published memoir "I was Supposed to be nothing: Memories of Sunshine, Storms, and Success."
The group also engaged in conversation around beauty and conformity based on its July Book Club Read "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison.
Thursday, August 29, 2019: Well-Read Black Girl Grand Rapids met up for its 3rd Summer Series Book Club where the group engaged in conversation around the young adult novel "Monday's Not Coming." The discussion was lead by Jessica Bratt, Youth Services Manager at the Grand Rapids Public Library and centered on issues around the lack of attention given to missing Black girls, systemic and community failures regarding victims of child abuse, and a way forward.
Saturday, September 28, 2019: Well-Read Black Girl Grand Rapids got together for its final Book Club meet up in its Summer Series. The conversation around Gabrielle Union’s memoir “We’re Going to Need More Wine” was moderated by Renida, founder of Paper Cutz Book Club, who kicked things off with a Mindful Meditation. During the month of October we will be joining other #WRBG book clubs in reading Jacqueline Woodson’s latest novel, Red at the Bone.