Come join us at Rainbow Reads – The Okanagan’s (Probably) First Queer Book Club
After a few drinks at the wonderful Friends of Dorothy Lounge in downtown Kelowna, talking about our mutual love of books, we wondered: why not create a queer book club? So, we did.
Brought to you by Donna (she/her) and Claire (they/them), Rainbow Reads Okanagan is a fun and inclusive book club to read and discuss queer books written by queer authors.
Don’t have time to finish the book? Don’t worry! Everyone is welcome!
Each month, members can vote on Facebook from a shortlist of suggestions for which book they would like to read. We’re an official book club at Mosaic Books, which means participants get a 15% discount on their book purchase from their store by mentioning the name of the book club.
This way we can support local business as we continue to head out of lockdown…
We will also offer options for members to purchase or borrow ebooks or audiobooks copies as well.
We have chosen our first book: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir, by Kai Cheng Thom. Kai Cheng is a writer, performer, cultural worker, and speaker from Toronto, who sounds like an all-around-incredible thinker and writer.
The plan is to meet once per month – virtually at first until COVID-related restrictions are lifted, and small groups can gather again without physical distancing. We expect (and fully hope) that over time we can meet in queer-friendly, accessible places in Kelowna to chat over drinks and snacks.
This book club aims to create a fun space to read and enjoy queer books and hopefully make new friends. Our first meeting will be on Zoom on Tuesday June 23, at 7 pm.
We are lovely people, so don’t be afraid to come and say hello! You can join us, and stay up to date with Rainbow Reads by:
Joining our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/rainbowreadsok
Dropping us an email: email@example.com