the Behaving Badly Book Club

adults_alcoholic_beverages_bar_bench_beverages_chatting_communication_drink-1557613.jpg
wine_glass_glass_wine_book_reading-58919.jpg

The Bella Donna Artists Collective and Good For Her are joining forces to present BEHAVING BADLY, a book club to celebrate the voices of powerful and misunderstood women. Register below to receive copies of all 4 books and get ready to dive in with a community of curious readers. Proceeds go towards supporting the activities of the Bella Donna Artists Collective. Learn more about them here.

BEHAVING BADLY BOOK CLUB
Begins Tuesday May 28th
Meets every other Tuesday @ 6:30-7:30pm
at Good For Her
(175 Harbord St, Toronto)
REGISTER BY FRIDAY MAY 24th, 2019

LIMITED SPOTS Available!
REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES NEW COPIES OF ALL 4 books
REGISTER NOW BELOW

Behaving Badly Book Club @ Good For Her

behaving badly book club titles

Salt Fish Girl by Larissa Lai: The mesmerizing tale of an ageless female character who shifts shape and form through time and place. Told in the beguiling voice of a narrator who is fish, snake, girl, and woman - all of whom must struggle against adversity for survival - the novel is set alternately in nineteenth-century China and in a futuristic Pacific Northwest.

I’m Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya: The book Vanity Fair calls “Cultural Rocket Fuel”. A journey from camouflage to a riot of colour and a blueprint for how we might cherish all that makes us different and conquer all that makes us afraid. A trans artist explores how masculinity was imposed on her as a boy and continues to haunt her as a girl--and how we might reimagine gender for the twenty-first century.

Sôhkêyihta - The Poetry of Sky Dancer Louise Bernice Halfe: Searing poems written across the expanse of Halfe’s career, aimed at helping readers move forward from the darkness into a place of healing. Halfe addresses, incorporates, and pushes back against silence, and suggests that her work is an act of bearing witness – what Kwagiulth scholar Sarah Hunt identifies as making Indigenous lives visible.

La Brigantessa by Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli is based on true events in the aftermath of Italy’s 1861 Unification, a turbulent period known as “The Decade of Fire” (1860-1870). Gabriella Falcone is a peasant girl who works for Don Simone, the parish priest. She is forced to flee her hamlet of Camini in Calabria in 1862 after stabbing Alfonso Fantin, a wealthy landowner who sexually assaulted her. Gabriella is catapulted into a world she has only ever heard about in nervous whispers, a world where right and wrong, justice and vengeance take on new meanings, and where the boundaries between good and evil are blurred. Gabriella is drawn into the role of brigantessa and discovers that the convictions she once held dear no longer have a place in this wild, unlawful territory.

Copy of courtesy of.png