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Womxn Writers and Spiritual Quests: Book Club

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Name: Womxn Writers and Spiritual Quests: Book Club
Date: September 1, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
Want to learn how to write deep and complex womxn characters with spiritual and natural dimensions?

Feeling disconnected from your spiritual experience of the world?

Curious how you can feel more connected to the natural world and yourself through literature?

Come feel inspired, touched and soul-swollen in our book club.


Based on the critical work (by the same name) of Carol P. Christ, Womxn Writers on Spiritual Quests is a three-month long twice-monthly exploration of the unique spiritual experience of womxn-identified people through a literary eye.

Works explored will include:
"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin
"Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston
"Surfacing" by Margaret Atwood

We meet every other Sunday at Women & Children First in Andersonville at 5:00p beginning August 4th, running through the end of October.

If you cannot join, please send Aiden your email address and you can receive notes on discussion and suggested readings to help you connect with the work.


If attendance is strong or interest to explore other texts is resounding, we will explore continuing after October with some of the following texts:

"for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf" by Ntozake Shange

"Diving Deep into the Wreck" and "The Dream of a Common Language" by Adrienne Rich

"The Four-Gated City" by Doris Lessing, last in the five-volume series The Children of Violence

"Martha Quest" by Doris Lessing, first the series

?One Child of One?s Own? essay by Alice Walker

"Becoming Woman: The Quest for Wholeness in Female Experience" essay by Penelope Washbourn

"Feminist Studies in Religion and Literature" by Carol P. Christ, excerpts.

"Beyond God the Father" by Mary Daly, excerpts.

"Changing of the Gods: Feminism and the End of Traditional Religions" by Naomi Goldberg, excerpts.

?Exclusion and Participation in Aboriginal Australian Religion? essay by Rita Gross

"Red Man?s Religion" by Ruth M. Undersell, excerpts.


This club is part of Women & Children First's ongoing Feminist Book Club. For more information, please visit WCF's site at:

For more information on other book clubs, visit:
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640
Date/Time Information:
August 4, 2019
*Every Sunday from August through October
Contact Information:
Aiden Kent
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