THE CAFFEINATED CONNECTION
THE BOOK CLUB THAT GATHERS VIRTUALLY
The Caffeinated Connection, the monthly book club that meets weekly, virtually!
Unlike most book clubs, we meet weekly + virtually, while reading and discussing the book with the author and sharing our own personal stories of identity.
WHO IS THIS
Acknowledge the power of written word.
WHO IS THIS CONVERSATION FOR?
THE READS YOU NEED
Kate Strauss never thought she'd grow up to be a writer. Perhaps acting, mom-hood, CEO, maybe even a vet, but not a writer. It just wasn't a skill Strauss was "good at".
Somehow, poetry found her and she couldn't survive without it. Yes, it sounds cheesy, I know, but she told me to put that in here...who am I kidding, this is Kate writing this in 3rd person about myself and it's true; poetry has changed her life. Since coming out as a poet, she has published her first poetry book, DASH Y, and is soon publishing a second. Check out her work (or send me some of your own poetry) on Instagram @katestrausspoetry or online at www.katestrauss.com.
I Put Pants On for This is a collection of heartfelt, colorful essays about growing up, because that sh*t is hard to do. Now in her early thirties, writer Lydia Mack explores the residual nostalgia of her childhood spent between the wealthy suburbs of Washington D.C. and Bangkok, Thailand, while grappling with what to hang on to and what to leave behind from the mess that was life after. Using her wit and curiosity, she takes readers on a journey through life's less-than-perfect moments and their lasting impact. Instagram @chaindsass or online at www.lydiamack.com/.
Austin’s New York Times’ Bestseller has taken her across the country speaking to universities, mass audiences, churches, and businesses. By facing head-on the systemic ways our world was built for whiteness, Austin’s every word unapologetically yet winsomely kicks down the door and brings the Black American experience into center stage.
Does the thought of having to buy wine for a dinner party stress you out? Is your go-to strategy to pick the bottle with the coolest label? Are you tired of choosing pairings based on your wallet, instead of your palate? Fear not! Bon Appétit wine columnist and Wine. All The Time. blogger Marissa A. Ross is here to help.
In Wine. All The Time., you’ll learn how to:
• Describe what you’re drinking, and recognize your preferences
• Find the best bottle for you budget and occasion
• Read and understand what’s written on a wine label
• Make the perfect pairings between what you’re drinking and what you’re eating
• Throw the best damn dinner party your guests will ever attend
• And much more