Time to Dig in! Start reading now so you can join us in February and March
January is a perfect time to go deep into a new book. Our Community Read book club is gearing up for mid-winter with the selection of “Women’s Work”.
February 22, 6:30pm over Zoom: “Women’s Work: the First 20,000 Years” by Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Chapters 1-6.
March 22, 6:30pm over Zoom: “Women’s Work: the First 20,000 Years” by Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Chapters 7-Postscript
As you read, please note or select a quotation(s) from each chapter that highlights the following to augment our discussion:
a) description of a technique you are familiar/unfamiliar with
b) a fact from history that surprises or resonates with you
c) a process/idea that is reflected in your own life or creative journey
Because the book is rather detailed, take additional notes as you need to spark our conversation.
Group info: The WGM Community Read is an informal gathering of members who explore writings related to weaving, spinning, dyeing, fiber and history. We meet 3-4 times per year to discuss a chosen book and related themes. Discussions are led by guild librarian Mary Skoy. Members are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences, share photos of related textile samples, and bring their questions. We meet over Zoom and the meeting info is published in the Draft. For occasional reminders about meetings, email Mary Skoy to be put on the Community Read list: firstname.lastname@example.org