The SEAPAX International Book Club will hold its first meeting on Sunday, April 17 at 3 p.m. at the Panama Hotel Tea House, 607 South Main St, in Seattle’s International District. The book to be discussed in Little Bee by Chris Cleave, a recent fiction title set in both Nigeria and England, which highlights the intersections of personal lives and global affairs.
Book club basics:
April book: In addition to being the title discussed for the workshop at the 50th event, Little Bee is also the book selected for this year’s Seattle Reads program of the SPL’s Washington Center for the Book, which aims to get Seattlites all reading a common book by authors of diverse backgrounds. A Toolbox of discussion materials for Little Bee is available on the SPL website. Author Cleave will be in Seattle in mid-May to discuss his work
Plan: The club will meet monthly, with flexibility around holidays and summer. The club will function on a cooperative basis. Each month, a different person will select and inform the group about the title, take care of making the meeting arrangements, and lead the discussion. We are now seeking titles of books as well as members for the club. You can help us get started by:
* Submitting suggestions of dates, times, and places for book club meetings. Let us know if you prefer a weekend (Sat. or Sun.), or a weekday evening, potential meeting spaces, including homes, as well as best time frame.
* Submitting suggestions of titles, focusing on international and cross-cultural themes and authors, including, but not limited to RPCV authors.
* Signing up to be a facilitator for a specific month, starting in May
To sign up for the April 17 meeting, and to get involved with the book club, please contact Jen Simon Halai at: jensimon7(at)gmail(dot)com