About this Event
Join us for Kucheh Kollective’s second Book Klub event! We will be reading and discussing Hijab Butch Blues by Lamya H.
This book club is intended to be an intimate, supportive, and safe space for SWANA (South West Asian and North African) identified femmes to discuss issues of identity, belonging, activism, and solidarity through storytelling. Please only register to attend if your identity intersects with the SWANA region. We thank you for respecting the intention for this book club to center the voices, stories, and experiences of this community.
We will share all questions and the agenda in advance of the book club. While the book will be a starting point for our discussions, this book club is not meant to be academically rigorous or intimidating, but rather a safe space for community and connection. We encourage readers and non-readers alike to join!
Discussions will consider the intersection between the themes from the selected book and our personal and emotional experiences. Our time together will include:
- Mindfulness activities
- Writing prompts
- Group sharing
- Small group sharing
Please read or listen to the selected book in advance. If you register and are unable to complete the book prior to the event or unable to attend for any reason, please contact Kucheh Kollective ([email protected]) so another individual may have the opportunity to attend.
By registering for Book Klub, please note you will receive emails from the organizers from the Kucheh Kollective email ([email protected]) prior to and after the event.
While this is a free event, we encourage you to consider making a donation if you can! 100% of the donations will be invested into the future of Book Klub.
About the Facilitators
Anita Farsad is a writer and facilitator based in Washington DC. Through poetry, essays, and fiction, she explores themes including memory, identity, and migration.
Mina M. Jafari is an artist based in Washington, DC and co-owner of Kucheh Art Studio + Shop. Her art is rooted in Iranian culture, and is a way for her to express her political and feminist point of view.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Kucheh Art Studio + Shop, 716 Monroe Street Northeast, Washington, United States