KCTS 9 Book Club - February
The KCTS 9 Book Club is a virtual* conversation event series, in collaboration with Third Place Books in Seattle and PBS Books.
Monthly book selections are made by a rotating group of Washington authors who will also host the virtual discussions. The twist: authors select books that aren't their own! Most months, books selected are fiction, but we may change it up once every so often. Themes correspond to current programming airing on KCTS 9.
Our February theme is "Black Civil Rights- Heroes of Past & Present" and we'll be reading The Future of Black: Afrofuturism, Black Comics, and Superhero Poetry by Gary Jackson (Editor), Len Lawson (Editor), Cynthia Manick (Editor). Anastacia-Reneé will be the facilitator. The book selection complements these programs on KCTS 9:
- American Masters – Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands on Tuesday, February 8 at 9 p.m.
- The American Diplomat on Tuesday, February 15 at 9 p.m.
- America Reframed: Fannie Lou Hamer’s America on Tuesday, February 22 at 9 p.m.
Books will be available for purchase through Third Place Books for a 20% discount**. Orders can be placed HERE and may be picked up in person at any Third Place Books location or shipped directly to you.
*You will receive a link to the virtual event in your reservation confirmation and in an email we send to you the day prior to the event.
**Discount applies only to physical copies for the month prior to the discussion. Audiobooks are available through www.Libro.fm. Should you need assistance locating a Braille copy or have budget restrictions, please contact KCTS 9 at email@example.com or (206) 443-5476. It is important to us that everyone who wants to participate is able to do so.
Attendees agree to abide by the Cascade Public Media Event Code of Conduct.
About the facilitator:
Anastacia-Reneé is an award-winning cross-genre writer, educator, interdisciplinary artist, TEDX speaker and podcaster. Renee is the author of (v.), (Black Ocean Press), Forget It (Black Radish Press) and Answer(Me), (Winged City Chapbook Press). She has received fellowships and residencies from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, VONA, Artist Trust, Jack Straw, Ragdale, Mineral School, Hypatia in the Woods and The New Orleans Writers Residency. Anastacia-Renee's work has been anthologized in, Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry, Spirited Stone, Lessons from Kubotas Garden, Seismic, Seattle City of Literature, and her poetry, fiction and non-fiction has been in Foglifter, Cascadia Magazine, Pinwheel, The Fight and the Fiddle, Glow, The A-Line, Ms. Magazine, Spark, Obsidian Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora, Crab Creek Review, Alta, Catapult and many more.