The CRCC Book Club is a monthly get together for all like-minded book lovers to meet and discuss books, short stories, poems and films. Members donate what they wish each month to help support our work with local women and girls impacted by sexual violence.
The books are chosen by the group itself, so you can expect many feminist titles and female authors!
How it works
The CRCC Book Club meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month via Zoom.
The book to be discussed will be agreed in advance amongst the Club members
The CRCC Book Club operates on a Pay-As-You-Feel basis. This means you donate what you want to each month. The average monthly amounts are between £3-£5 but you only donate what you want. If you’re not in a position to donate, you are still very welcome to attend.
You can pay your subscription as you go along or set up a regular payment, whichever works best for you.
How to join us
To join the CRCC Book Club, please register (via EventBrite) below. You will need to do this for each month’s meeting.
Select the number of attendees (one per screen) and if you would like to make a donation, then click on ‘Checkout’ to go through the registration process.
Once you have completed the registration process, you will receive an email confirmation with the Zoom link for the meeting.
Please be aware that the Book Club doesn’t provide the chosen book/film/poem, you will need to purchase it.
The meeting on Tuesday 11 January 2022 will be discussing: ‘The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice’ by Shon Faye.
The meeting on Tuesday 8 February 2022 will be discussing: ‘Misfits: A Personal Manifesto’ by Michaela Coel.
The meeting on Tuesday 8 March 2022 will be discussing: ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama.
The meeting on Tuesday 12 April 2022 will be discussing: ‘Jog On: How Running Saved My Life’ by Bella Mackie.
Members of the Book Club are naturally interested in and choose to read books about feminism, which often address sexual violence and engage with difficult themes.
Whilst the members feel it’s important to discuss difficult topics, we try to strike a balance between our interest in feminist texts and continuing to provide a supportive space for members.
Therefore we try to highlight any potential triggers or distressing topics in the book for each month, both on the website and in prior meetings. We are also mindful of the types of books we choose, so that we alternate the sort of content we read.
Whilst we love to see you each month, no-one has to attend all meetings. Read only the books you want and feel comfortable doing so.
Paying your voluntary subscription
You don’t have to have made a donation to attend the Book Club but all contributions are greatly appreciated in supporting our work.
Most members prefer to pay their monthly subscription at the time of booking their place but you are welcome to make the donation whenever works for you using the link below.
Click below to make a one-off subscription payment or to set up a monthly payment securely via PayPal (by PayPal account or payment card). To make it a monthly donation, make sure you tick the ‘Make this a monthly donation’ box before choosing your payment method.
Your subscription qualifies as a donation, as you don’t have to contribute to attend the Book Club you receive nothing in return, therefore, your donations are eligible for Gift Aid.
If you are eligible for Gift Aid and would like CRCC to reclaim Gift Aid on your donations, please complete a Gift Aid declaration when you make your first subscription donation.