Join local author Anastacia-Reneé for a discussion on her selection for the month, Black Girl Magic by Mahogany L. Brown and Jess X. Snow. Drink specials are available from Raconteur during book clubs and author readings, so grab a glass and join us for a lively literary discussion. Every month our selected titles are discounted 20% through the date of the book club. All are welcome, no purchase required.
Black Girl, they say you ain't 'posed to be here
Much of what twenty-first century culture tells black girls is not pretty: Don't wear this; don't smile at that. Don't have an opinion; don't dream big. And most of all, don't love yourself. In response to such destructive ideas, internationally recognized poet Mahogany Browne challenges the conditioning of society by crafting an anthem of strength and magic undeniable in its bloom for all beautiful Black girls. She has travelled the world sharing her vision of Black Girl Magic, and now in collaboration with artist Jess X. Snow, presents her acclaimed tribute in a visual form.
Black Girl Magic is a journey from girlhood to womanhood and an invitation to readers to find magic in themselves.
Anastacia-Renée is a writer, performance artist and creative writing workshop facilitator. She is the Civic Poet of Seattle and a member of Seattle7, Distinguished Visiting Writer at Seattle University, 2017-2018, and has received poetry fellowships from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, VONA, Artist Trust and Jack Straw, as well as a writing residency from Ragdale. Her theatrical mixed-media project, 9 Ounces: A One Woman Show is a multivalent social justice play unapologetically downward dogging its way through class, race, culture, oppression, depression, survival and epiphany. She is the Author of 26, (Dancing Girl Press) and her cross-genre work has been published widely. Her three newest books, Forget It, Answer(Me), and (v.), were released in 2017.