Book Club was created to provide an opportunity for women at Purdue to explore issues relevant to them as featured in the books recommended by our network. The selections reflect the plurality and rich diversity of women’s experiences as crafted by exceptional women writers (featured in the spring, summer, and fall semesters); thus, issues of identity, gender constructs, and everyday life challenges are ever present.
We invite graduate women students, staff, and faculty members to become a community of readers by engaging in informal, yet critical, discussions about these unique books—fiction and creative nonfiction. Meetings are once a month during lunchtime, and each session will have a discussion facilitator. Events
are free of charge, a light lunch will be provided, and registered participants may attend as many/few sessions as they like. Address questions to ButlerCenter@purdue.edu.
2013 Book Club Schedule
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Thursday, April 18, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 p.m., BCC - Multipurpose Room
Facilitated by Arielle McKee, M.A. candidate in American Studies
Co-sponsored by the Black Cultural Center
Registration available now! Click here for event flyer.
2013 BOOK CLUB offerings:
MARCH: The Line of the Sun, Judith Cofer
FEBRUARY: Kindred, Octavia Butler
2012 BOOK CLUB offerings:
NOVEMBER: Book Club: The Turquoise Ledge: A Memoir
OCTOBER: Book Club: Monkey Hunting
SEPTEMBER: Book Club: Closing the Leadership Gap: Add Women, Change Everything
JULY: Book Club: West of Then: A Mother, a Daughter, and a Journey Past Paradise
JUNE: Book Club: August Freedom
APRIL: Book Club: The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf