Every month Capital City Pride Book Club Members will choose 1 LGBTQ+ book to read as a group. Each month there will be suggested books for members to choose from and will be selected by majority vote. At the end of the month, Capital City Pride will host a Zoom call that members can join with a moderator to lead discussions about the book, AND we might even have the Author join us at some meetings!
LGBTQ+ Virtual Book Club is completely free to join! Click the button below to join our email group for all the latest updates and meeting times! Also, join our facebook group "MSCCP LGBTQ Book Club" as it will serve as a safe place for continuous dialogue amongst the group. We look forward to reading with you!
The eleventh book we will be reading is "The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in the Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon" by Jaime Harker.
In this book, Jaime Harker uncovers a largely forgotten literary renaissance in southern letters. Anchored by a constellation of southern women, the Women in Print movement grew from the queer union of women's liberation, civil rights activism, gay liberation, and print culture. Broadly influential from the 1970s through the 1990s, the Women in Print movement created a network of writers, publishers, bookstores, and readers that fostered a remarkable array of literature.
With the freedom that the Women in Print movement inspired, southern lesbian feminists remade southernness as a site of intersectional radicalism, transgressive sexuality, and liberatory space. Including in her study well-known authors—like Dorothy Allison and Alice Walker—as well as overlooked writers, publishers, and editors, Harker reconfigures the southern literary canon and the feminist canon, challenging histories of feminism and queer studies to include the south in a formative role.
We ask that, if possible, you buy your books from local Mississippi Book Stores. We will call these stores in advance of any books chosen to be read to make sure that they will have them in stock. Two that we recommend are:
Lemuria Books - Jackson MS (601-366-7619)
Violet Valley Bookstore - Water Valley, MS (662-506-2750)