Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Recap: September Meeting

Thank you to everyone that ventured out to Monjuni's last night for the September Red River Pulpwood Queens meeting! I believe it was a nice respite for all of us.

We discussed the book The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees. In the novel Louisa is a determined, free spirit who refuses to conform to the roles that society has laid out for women during the late 1800s. She is adamant about becoming an independent writer. Queen Connie provided a good bit of insight on the topic of female writing seeing that she is a published writer in her own right. We threw around the idea of "Would Louisa's writing have been different if she had not been writing primarily to sell" . We also discussed why she decided to take measures to conceal her personal life from the public and how this seems to somewhat parallel author Harper Lee's lifestyle.

For October we will be reading Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson. Everyone seemed to enjoy our new meeting location, Monjuni's on Louisiana Ave., in which we will gather again on October 14, 2010 at 6:30pm. The Shreveport library has several copies of the October book selection, so start reading ladies!

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