Tuesday, April 24, 2007

May 16, 2007 Our Next Speaker: Carol Queen

We are very much looking forward to our next Betty's List Book Club Speaker: Carol Queen.

Be there at the Duboce Park Cafe at 6:30 Sharp!

Here is what Ms. Queen does, in her own words, as a writer:

I write explicit fiction and memoir, essays, commentary, analysis, book and film/video reviews, reportage, and interviews. My work has been published in many periodicals and has been widely anthologized, and I have several books in print. I publish a sex and relationship advice column which is available at the Good Vibrations Magazines at www.goodvibes.com. I publish a monthly opinion column, The Royal Treatment, in the Spectator Magazine [www.spectatormag.com], which also appears on Libido Magazine's website [www.libidomag.com].

For more information, visit Ms. Queen's website at: www.carolqueen.com

Cynthia K

Sunday, April 22, 2007

The May Calendar....Help!

Ok, everybody....here's what I know about May. If the Facilitators or members will email me at BookSavvy@aol.com with any additional details, I'll make sure they get posted here. Thanks.

Watch for news about our May Speaker!

If you want to join a group, just let me know.

Can't Fail Group
"Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert
May 6 at 11:30am at Member's House

History of Love Group
Reading "The Namesake" by Lahiri
May 17 at 6:30pm at Member's House

Discovery Group
"Oranges are not the Only Fruit" by Winterson
May 9 at 6:20 pm at the Duboce park Cafe
Next meetings: June 13 and July 11

Rebel Readers
"American Woman" by Susan Choi
May 30 at 6:30pm at Members House

"Little Children" by Tom Perrotta
May 2 at 6:30pm at Member's House

New Group....DykeRead
"On Beauty" by Zadie Smith
May 29 at 6:30pm at Duboce Park Cafe

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Jewell Gomez April 18, 2007

Many thanks to Rachel Herbert (left) for opening up her wonderful Duboce Park Cafe to the Betty's List Book Club.
Cynthia K.

Thank You! Jewelle Gomez!

Co-chairs, Betty Sullivan and Cynthia Lee Katona, with speaker Extraordinaire, Jewelle Gomez (center).

Thanks to everyone who made Wednesday's reading by Jewelle Gomez such a terrific success!

If Facilitators will send me their May plans, I will publish a new calendar after this weekend. Thanks.
Readers Rule.
Cynthia K.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Literary Social-Networking Sites from Book Savvy

Hi Everyone:

Here is a list of 24/7 literary social-networking sites from Book Savvy to satisfy readers all hours of the day and night:

Profiles, joint discussions, reviews, popularity index

Virtual shelving system...get your library in order

My favorite...connects members with similar books

Public and private forums to comment on books

Book swapping at its best

Cynthia K

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Whole Group April 18 Featuring Jewelle Gomez

Betty's List Book Club is proud to present the next author in our series of speakers: Jewelle Gomez.
Here is a little bit about Jewelle...for more, go to her website at: Jewelle Gomez.com.

Jewelle Gomez is a writer and activist and the author of the double Lambda Award-winning novel, THE GILDA STORIES from Firebrand Books. Her adaptation of the book for the stage -- Bones & Ash: a Gilda Story---was performed by the Urban Bush Women company in 13 U.S. cities.

She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship and two California Arts Council fellowships.

Her fiction, essays, criticism and poetry have appeared in numerous periodicals. Among them: The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, The Village Voice; The Advocate, Ms Magazine, ESSENCE Magazine and Black Scholar. Her work has appeared in such anthologies as HOME GIRLS, READING BLACK READING FEMINIST, DAUGHTERS OF AFRICA, the OXFORD WORLD TREASURY OF LOVE STORIES and Best American Poetry of 2001.....more at website.

Help Me with the April Calender!

I had a great Spring Break, but lost track of everyone and everything. Will the small group facilitators please email me with their April/May plans, and I will add the information here. Please excuse me if you have already send this information to me...this is all I know for certain right now:

Can't Fail Group
"Oranges are not the Only Fruit" by Winterson
April 15 at 11:30am at Member's House

Discovery Group
"Oranges are not the Only Fruit" by Winterson
May 9 at 6:30pm at the Duboce Park Cafe
Next meetings: June 13 and July 11

Rebel Readers
"The Wind-up Bird Chronicles" by Murakami
April 25 at 6:30 at Member's House
"American Woman" by Susan Choi
May 30 at 6:30 at Members House

History of Love Group
"Blindness" by Jose Saramago
April 19 at 6:00 at Member's House

"Little Children" by Tom Perrotta
May 2 at 6:30 at Member's House

New Group ...DykeRead
"Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen
May 1 6:30 at Duboce Park Cafe

If you are looking for a group, or want to change groups...please contact me at BookSavvy@aol.com, and I will try to put you in touch with the appropriate facilitator. Facilitators...remember to add me to your mailing list: BookSavvy@aol.com.

If you are in any of these groups and can provide me with the remaining details...please do so ASAP.

Many thanks...keep reading
Cynthia K