FREE LGBTQIA Book Groups

While COVID is raging around the world, I’m facilitating two online book groups. Both are FREE and online. For more information and registration info, please see the links in the buttons below.

Rainbow Reads

What: LGBTQIA reading group
When: Every first and third Monday of the month @ 6 p.m. PT
Who: All teens–allies welcome
Where: Online, Zoom–see link in the button for details

Rainbow Reads is a free, bimonthly online LGBTQIA reading group for teens. Allies welcome! We read Young Adult LGBTQIA literature, focusing on queer experiences. Our activities include picture book storytime, guest LGBTQIA authors, discussing LGBTQIA artists, media, and issues, and recommending LGBTQIA works. Once per month, we dive into our discussion book.

The program features a FREE book box shipped to your house from Eugene Public Library (for Lane County, OR, USA, residents), or a free digital copy of our discussion books from Wordcrafters (for all those outside Lane County). See the website to sign up!

If you’re an author of YA LGBTQIA literature and you’d like to talk about your books to the students, please contact Ben.

Can’t attend our reading group but want to keep informed on what we’re reading? Get our discussion book and reading recommendation list (multiple tabs) CLICK HERE!

TransPonder Book Club

What: Trans/gender diverse book club
When: Every Tuesday @ 5 p.m. PT
Who: All ages–allies welcome
Where: Online, Google Meet (captions available)–see link in the button for details

TransPonder Book Club is a free, weekly online trans/gender diverse book club for all ages. Allies welcome! We focus on literature for trans/gender diverse people, by trans/gender diverse people, and/or about trans/gender diverse people. It’s an informally facilitated group, where we talk about literature and other media and events, and how they intersect with our own LGBTQIA experiences.

The club features free digital copies of the monthly discussion books. Please see the website for details.

Don’t have time for book club but want to stay in the know about what we’re reading? Get our discussion book and reading recommendation list (multiple tabs) CLICK HERE!