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Adult literary program continues on August 22 at Dog Ears Bookstore

Aug 16, 2023 | Arts & Culture

The new adult literary program at Dog Ears Bookstore that focuses on women in literature will continue on Tuesday, Aug. 22. The book highlighted during this session will be The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.

The All Our Voices Literary Program is a free monthly series for women of all ages that explores the different voices of women including immigrants, Black, Latina, Indigenous, LGBTQ, and formerly incarcerated individuals through diverse authors and time periods.

Sessions take place from 10 a.m. to noon at Dog Ears Bookstore, located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo. The program is planned and led by a local college professor who encourage participants to share their own experiences, views and thoughts as they explore works of fiction, nonfiction, short stories and essays.

Sessions consists of a mix of high-quality discussions, group activities, personal reflections, conversations, writing exercises and more. The sessions will also include a deep dive into the role of women as well as the experiences, expectations, restrictions, prejudices, biases, challenges, etc. they experienced and the overall view of women by society during each time frame.

Prior to each session, participants will be given reading guides, prepared by the literary Instructor, with certain themes, questions and things to look for in each book while they read it. Each book in the program will be available for purchase at a reduced rate at Dog Ears Bookstore. Attendees are asked to read the book prior to the session if possible.

Future sessions on the schedule include:

• Tuesday, Sept. 19, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

• Tuesday, Oct. 31, The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

• Tuesday, Nov. 21, Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

• Wednesday, Dec. 13, The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

Shorter essays by additional authors will also be read during each session, and the program is limited to 15 participants per session. Please visit Dog Ears Bookstore or call 823-2665 to register or for more information.

The All Our Voices Literary Program is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Services Inc.

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