Success depends on participation – collectively we should share ideas, ask questions, and engage others in conversation.
Respectfully listen and hold space for others.
Listen to understand, share your unique perspective, and speak honestly.
Be positive, non-judgmental & open to new ideas.
Critique ideas, not people. Remember to practice non-defensiveness during the discussion.
Respect each others’ thinking and value their contributions. Everything happens through courageous conversations.
WHAT IS WELL-READ BLACK GIRL (WRBG)?
Well-Read Black Girl is an online community and in-real-life book club hosted nationwide. In 2019, the American Booksellers Association partnered with Well-Read Black Girl to bring book club meetings to independent bookstores with the goal of amplifying Black women writers.
WHO CAN ATTEND THE MEETING?
Well-Read Black Girl is an affinity space for Black women readers & writers. Our monthly book club selections focus on empowering the narratives of Black women, we encourage readers who identify as genderqueer, non-binary, or others who feel inspired by what we’re doing to join us and be a part of our community.
HOW DO I JOIN THE WRBG BOOK CLUB?
Visit this map to find a meeting in your city! Attend the book club meetings in-person and sign-up to receive our bi-monthly newsletter to keep up-to-date with events, including our annual literary festival in November.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE LATEST BOOK SELECTION?
We encourage you to visit a local independent bookstore to purchase the book. You can also check out the book from your neighborhood library. If you prefer buying books online IndieBound is an excellent option. And of course, you can purchase books on Amazon.
HOW CAN I INTERACT ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Build a new, exciting community around our book club meetings. Using social media is a wonderful way to encourage camaraderie and connect with fellow readers We encourage you to share your questions, critiques, and book recommendations on Twitter - our handle is @wellreadblkgirl. Tag your book “selfies” #WellReadBlackGirl on Instagram too.
HOW DO YOU SELECT BOOKS?
Founder Glory Edim and the WRBG team curate the book selections by season. Unfortunately, we do not take book submissions.