Zami: A New Spelling Of My Name

Published on October 11, 2021, 8:57 am
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The discussion of Zami: A New Spelling of My Name: A Biomythography by Audre Lorde will be hosted in-person at the James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center and also on Zoom. Select the date that fits your schedule.

Saturdays, 12:00 – 01:30 p.m. (in-person, outdoors)
October 16, 23, 30, November 06, & 13, 2021
James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center Farmers Market
North lawn of DeWitt Clinton HS at Goulden Avenue & Sedgwick Avenue. BYOB (Bring your own blanket or beach chair) Free books to the first 15 attendees.

Discussion schedule

10/16: Intros & book distribution
10/23: Prologue to Chapter 8
10/30: Chapters 9 to 17
11/06: Chapters 18 to 25
11/13: Chapter 26 to Epilogue

To register, please visit here.


Tuesdays, 07:00 – 08:30 p.m.
October 19, 26, November 02, 09, & 16, 2021
on Zoom

Discussion schedule

10/19: Prologue to Chapter 6
10/26: Chapters 7 to 14
11/02: Chapters 15-20
11/09: Chapters 21-25
11/16: Chapter 26 to Epilogue

To register, please visit here.

Zami is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s work is cyclical. It especially relates to the linkage of women who have shaped her. Lorde brings into play her craft of lush description and characterization. It keeps unfolding page after page.”—Off Our Backs.

Audre Lorde (02/18/1934 – 11/17/1992) was an American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist. She was a self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” who “dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia.”

The discussion of Zami: A New Spelling of My Name is a lead-in event for the Mosaic Literary Conference.

For further details and registration, please visit here.

About The Book Club & One Book One Bronx

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education invites neighbors to come together and (re)spark a love of reading. The book club normally meets in its 6th floor Gallery and hosts vibrant community-focused conversations that build a love of books and reading. The Casita Maria Book Club is presented in partnership with One Book One Bronx.

One Book One Bronx is a new style book club that inspires, encourages, and delights readers. Every week, we meet to discuss books that reflect the people of the Bronx. The book club seeks to build a culture of reading and is free to join. Please visit here for information on starting a book club at your community-based organization.

Discussions are free and open to the public. By registering you are giving the hosts permission to possibly use your image on our social media platforms. Book club discussions are held in English only at this time.

One Book One Bronx is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, donations, and Citizens Committee of New York City.

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