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Silent Book Club - February 2017 meeting

Join us for the February meeting of Silent Book Club in Columbus, OH! See you at 6:30pm at La Chatelaine in Worthington. 

There are public parking lots in several areas around Worthington, one of which is at a church that's nearly across the street from the restaurant. You can also follow the "public parking" signs along the street. 

**Note: We normally meet on the second Tuesday of the month, but we're having the February meeting on the second Wednesday so as not to interfere with the Valentine's/Single's Awareness Day crowd. :) 

For more info, check out the Meetup page at https://www.meetup.com/Silent-Book-Club-Columbus/events/235254653/ and the Silent Book Club website at https://silentbook.club/

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5:00 PM17:00

New Southerner Magazine Live Reading

Remember that time I submitted an essay to New Southerner Magazine and got Honorable Mention in nonfiction? Well, it happened, and they're having live reading where winners will present their pieces aloud. 

It'll be at The Bard's Town Pub in Louisville, KY on Saturday, January 28th. It's sure to be a fun night, so please come out and support me and my fellow writers. 

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5:30 PM17:30

Columbus United: March for Justice (anti-Trump protest)

Where: Goodale Park, Columbus, OH

When: Tuesday, November 29th at 5:30pm

To RSVP: see Facebook event

About the protest:

The action will begin at 5:30PM on Tuesday, 11/29 at Goodale Park and we will march to the Ohio Statehouse for a rally. Stay tuned for details on exact march route, demands, programming, and speakers. ASL interpreters provided.

This all-hands march and rally is both a symbolic and strategic action that seeks to create the world we want to live in by asking *ALL COLUMBUS RESIDENTS* to join together in unity and solidarity. We oppose bigotry and hate everywhere and seek to promote justice and equity for all humans living within and outside of Ohio’s borders. The incoming Trump Administration is a clear and present threat to civil and human rights and this march will send a loud message that the public is watching and will be holding all levels of government accountable for keeping all people safe. We know what we oppose, but we strive to focus MORE on what we SUPPORT, because unified and POSITIVE forward action is the only path to nationwide healing and success.

(1) Host the largest solidarity event in the Midwest since the election; 
(2) Develop a list of declarations and actionable demands for local, state, and federal officials aimed at making Ohio an actively safe and equitable place for every human being;
(3) Build power and raise community leaders from among the people most marginalized by the recent election: women, people of color, LGBTQ, immigrants, differently-abled, and other minorities in order to effect broad social change in the direction of justice; 
(4) Ensure that marginalized voices and minorities decide what safety and flourishing means to them, with the support of a large allied community.

A detailed list of declarations and demands is under development and will be coming soon! For now, know that they are generally to: (1) Promote social, economic, and environmental justice via protection of the human rights of: humans of all religious/non-religious/spiritual creeds; humans of all economic/social classes; humans of all nationalities (including migrants/immigrants/refugees); humans of all colors; humans with various physical and mental realities; and all humans along the entire gender/sexuality spectrums;
(2) Protect the environment by promoting sustainable policies and practices which promote intergenerational climate justice.

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7:30 PM19:30

Silent Book Club - Columbus, OH - November 2016

Ever go to restaurants, bars, and coffee shops with a book to make reading a more social activity? Silent Book Club is a group of book lovers who enjoy reading quietly together in public. All books and all readers are welcome!

Join us at Stauf's Coffee (back room) in the German Village neighborhood of Columbus, OH at 6:30pm on Wednesday, November 9th. 

A typical Silent Book Club evening looks like this:  
6:30-7:00pm - People arrive, order drinks/food, share what they're reading  
7:00-8:00 - Quiet reading hour  
8:00-8:30 - Optional socializing, people start to leave 

Silent Book Club is a national organization and this is the Columbus chapter. Learn more at the Silent Book Club website: https://silentbook.club/pages/about-us

RSVP on the event's Meetup page

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7:30 PM19:30

Bad Girls Book Club

The Bad Girls Book Club is an all-female book club in Columbus, OH. We meet once a month at the Panera at 875 Bethel Road. We read a diverse array of books---no genre is off limits. 

The October book is A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. We welcome new members, and you're invited to hang out even if you haven't read the book. 

For more information and to RSVP, check out the event Meetup

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