WEL's Feminist Book Clubs


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 nearly 50 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.

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 wel@welnsw.org.au.

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