2017 has already brought a new wave of challenges for feminists. Getting together with likeminded women is a great way to maintain our sense of purpose and optimism.
So what can you do? Why not celebrate 45 Years of WEL's feminist activism by establishing a Feminist Book Club in your area? We're keen to help women get together and start a conversation about Australian women’s writing. All it takes is a venue, a book, a time and a group of women keen to meet up for feminist discussion.
The book clubs may only convene during 2017 or they may continue - it's up to you!
We'll help you get started by providing a WEL Feminist Book Club start-up package with ideas about what to discuss, how to connect with your book clubbers in a Facebook Group and submitting book reviews to share on the WEL website.
We love the idea of feminist discussions starting up in cities, towns and rural communities all over Australia.
To request your WEL Feminist Book Club start-up package, please email Terese on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of the books that you might consider for your Book Club are:
The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood
Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner
The Misogyny Factor by Anne Summers
Fight Like a Girl by Clementine Ford
Finding Eliza by Lahrissa Behrendt
Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms by Anita Heiss
Foals Bread by Gillian Mears
Where the Trees Were by Inga Simpson
Reckoning by Magda Szubanski
Captive Prince (series) by C S Pascat
Burning Rice; Peony; Painting Red Orchids by Eileen Chong
Gwen by Goldie Goldboom
Storm and Grace by Kathryn Heyman