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.
The readings are all brief and take about 1-2 hours to read.
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.
April 15, 6:30-8:00 pm
Asian American Voices
2 essays and 1 short story that speak to Asian American experiences, written by two poets and a musician
- Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner, published in the New Yorker, later expanded into a full length book to be published on 4/20/21
- A Letter to My Mother that She Will Never Read by Ocean Vuong, published in The New Yorker, adapted from his novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
- On Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong, an excerpt from her book Minor Feelings, published in The Paris Review.
If you are not able to access the stories or would like print copies of the stories, please contact event host.
May 20, 6:30-8:00 pm
3 short stories that present a diverse cross-section of queer lives.**
**The reading list will be updated about three weeks prior to book group meeting