Join the Discussion: Upcoming Community Read Selections
February, date tbd: “Women’s Work: the First 20,000 Years” by Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Chapters 1-6.
March, date tbd: “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
Spring, date tbd: “Keeping Watch” by Kathryn Sletto
Do you dream of “keeping watch” over your own flock? Join in us reading this memoir by the resident shepherdess of Shepherd’s Bay Farm.
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