Diverse Reads is a new monthly reading group hosted online by Cedar Mill Community. Join a community of readers in exploring and discussing a variety of written works, including short stories, nonfiction, poetry and fiction that fairly represents the perspective of marginalized groups. Selections will seek to embrace diversity in its many forms.
Discussions will take place via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month (4th Thursday in October). Register for the sessions to receive the Zoom link.
Thursday, October 22, 6:30 – 8 pm
Immigrant Voices: 3 Short Stories
We Refugees by Hannah Arendt (available online and recorded reading of essay through Chicago Humanities Festival)
A Ride Out of Phrao by Dina Nayeri (available online via LitHub or in WCCLS catalog)
Surrendering by Ocean Vuong (available online via New Yorker)
If you need print copies of these articles, please contact event organizer.
Thursday, November 19, 6:30 -8 pm
Poetry, Protest and Race: Audre Lorde
Poetry is Not a Luxury by Audre Lorde (published in Sister Outsider)
Six poems by Audre Lorde: A Litany for Survival, Coal, Power, A Woman Speaks, Afterimages, Never to Dream of Spiders (All poems available through the Poetry Foundation and in Collected Works of Audre Lorde)
Thursday, December 17, 6:30 -8 pm
Native American Author
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Waller Kimmerer
Thursday, January 21, 6:30 -8 pm
Latin American Author
Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia
**The reading list will be updated with future readings on November 18 **