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July Summer Book Club discussion
July 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Looking for a good book to read and people with whom to discuss it? Join Cathedral Canon Paul Williams and Diocesan Canon Lee Anne Reat for a series of book studies this summer. We will meet once a month through August via Zoom to discuss popular books.
The next gathering is Wednesday, July 29 at 7 p.m. We will be discussing A Lillian Smith Reader, edited by Margaret Rose Gladney and Lisa Hodgens.
As a writer and forward-thinking social critic, Lillian Smith (1897–1966) was an astute chronicler of the twentieth-century American South and an early proponent of the civil rights movement. From her home on Old Screamer Mountain overlooking Clayton, Georgia, Smith wrote and spoke openly against racism, segregation, and Jim Crow laws long before the civil rights era.
Bringing together short stories, lectures, essays, op-ed pieces, interviews, and excerpts from her longer fiction and nonfiction, A Lillian Smith Reader offers the first comprehensive collection of her work and a compelling introduction to one of the South’s most important writers. Her most well-known works are Killers of the Dreamand Strange Fruit. Her legacy rests on her sense of social justice, her articulation of racial and social inequities, and her challenges to the status quo. In their totality, her works propose a vision of justice and human understanding that we have yet to achieve.
Join the discussion! Register at https://dsoepiscopal.org/online-book-club/
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