Members-Only Book Club

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DateOctober 19, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Time06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd
FORT MYERS, FL 33919 United States

PriceFree for Alliance members


Book Club

Event details

Join fellow Alliance members in the virtual sphere to explore literature – both fiction and non-fiction – revolving around art, artists, art history, and art appreciation. Participate in thoughtful group discussions and expand your appreciation and knowledge of the world of art!

The Members-Only Book Club meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. Club members must purchase their own copy of each book, but an active Alliance membership is all that’s required. To become a member, click here.


Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

In this enchanting tale about the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening, two hapless city boys are exiled to a remote mountain village for reeducation during China’s infamous Cultural Revolution. There they meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation. As they flirt with the seamstress and secretly devour these banned works, they find transit from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined.

Please note: This event will take place in the Alliance for the Arts Gallery. Face coverings are required when indoors at the Alliance for the Arts until further notice. 

Upcoming Books: Leonardo and the Last Supper by Ross King (November 16), Looking for Lorraine – The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry by Imani Perry (December 21), Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of Birds of America by William Souder (January 18),The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Sharfak (February 15), Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers and Swells by Grayson Carter (March 15).