“Pages of Pride” Book Discussion Group in Columbia

The Harriet Hancock LGBT Center in Columbia hosts the “Pages of Pride” book discussion group. The group will meet on third Thursdays from January – April 2023. Each discussion is led by a scholar. SC Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant.

The Harriet Hancock LGBT Center is a safe and inclusive home that supports, educates, and empowers the LGBT community, allies, and neighbors. The “Pages of Pride” program will take place at their location at 1108 Woodrow Street, Columbia, SC 29205; however, the first program will take place at Richland Library Main due to a plumbing emergency.

The featured books will be the graphic novel Fun Home (Alison Bechdel) on Thursday, January 19 (6:00 p.m.) (**Richland Library Main Meeting Room M**); The Color Purple (Alice Walker) on Thursday, February 16 (6:00 p.m.); Tales of the City (Armistead Maupin) on Thursday, March 16 (6:00 p.m.), and Guapa (Saleem Haddad) on Thursday, April 20 (6:00 p.m.). A scholar will lead each book club discussion, inviting participants to learn about queer literature, history, and identities. Snacks and hot drinks will be provided.

For more information about the Harriet Hancock LGBT Center and the “Pages of Pride” book discussion group, visit the website at https://harriethancockcenter.org/.

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