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Fem Book Club – The Vanishing Half

Wednesday November 17, 2021
18:00 - 19:00

Fem Book Club is an introduction to a diverse range of texts by women about women. Through informal conversation about each text we will focus on the manifold experiences of being a woman through different moments in history and across varying communities. It is an opportunity to think about and challenge what it means to be a woman and perhaps undermine any assumed universal experience by looking at how people of colour, transgender and non-binary identifying writers, or those who suffer with mental health issues have vastly different experiences of ‘feminism’ or what it is to be a ‘woman’.

This is a welcoming and safe space. We encourage participation from LGBTI women, men, trans and gender diverse persons and non-binary persons.

During this session of Fem Book Club, we’ll be discussing The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.



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Jess Boyce

Jess Boyce is a curator, arts worker and artist working on Wadjuk boodja. Working in community arts with Mundaring and Midland Junction Arts Centre, Jess has also been involved in a number of artist-run projects including as a co-founder of Cool Change Contemporary and a co-director of Moana Project Space. Jess graduated from Curtin University in 2014 with First Class Honours Bachelor of Arts.

Annie Heneghan

Annie Heneghan's pronouns are she/her/they. Annie is a speechie, sister, daughter, friend, and a lover of a good book who has been attending Fem Book Club for two years and hosting for one. Speaking about Fem Book Club, Annie says: "This book club has helped me discover now-cherished authors, new genres, prose, and art. I aim to make the space friendly, kind, inclusive, interesting, and I promise you'll get to have a little giggle – even if you didn't finish the book! I aim for an exciting conversation and I'm absolutely thrilled when someone has hated the book."

Centre for Stories
100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge
WA, 6003

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Centre for Stories is a ten minute walk from the Perth train station and the Perth busport, and is serviced by regular CAT buses.

Parking is available at the CPP Aberdeen Street car park (25 metre walk) or at Wilsons car park on Zempilas St (10 metres).

Wheelchair access is provided. Centre for Stories aims to be an inclusive and supportive community venue, please contact us if you have any questions.

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