Malvern’s Line/Break Poetry Book Club
We’d like to invite you to join Malvern’s Line/Break Poetry Book Club! Hosted by Malvernite Julie Poole, this is a reading group for those of you interested in exploring works from our expansive poetry section.
This month’s selection is The Happy End / All Welcome by Mónica de la Torre: bit.ly/2DZJjRX.
"The Happy End / All Welcome is set in a job fair inspired by the Nature Theater of Oklahoma from Kafka’s unfinished novel Amerika: the largest theater company in the world is recruiting all kinds of employees. De la Torre builds, fastens, cuts, pastes, performs, and extrudes a variety of poems to suit this most serious situation comedy: poems as job interviews, poems as postings, poems as questionnaires, reports, speeches, lyrical rants… At its heart, this playful bricolage explores the norms of the workplace and its notions of competence, while tackling office design, performativity, and skilled vs. deskilled creative labor."
How it works:
Stop by Malvern Books to sign up and you’ll receive a 10% discount off the title! Read the book and then come to the meeting prepared with either a question or a specific poem to discuss with the group. We’ll look forward to seeing you on Saturday, December 22nd.
* A note on parking: Our landlord has requested that we ask everyone to please only use the store parking lot for attending events at Malvern Books and stores within the Park Plaza Shopping Center. Unfortunately, if you leave your car before or after an event (if you park out front with the intention of getting a meal across the road before attending an event here, for instance), there's a chance your car could be towed or booted, and we’d hate for that to happen! If parking is unavailable in the store parking lot, please use residential streets for parking. Or, for evening events, you can park at Breed Hardware, 718 W. 29th Street, when they're closed (they close at 7pm on Monday - Friday, and at 6pm on Saturdays). On Sundays, you can park at Cabo Bob's Burritos (across from us on Rio Grande Street), as they're closed all day. *
* Accessibility: Malvern Books has a wheelchair ramp and is wheelchair accessible. We also have two accessible parking spots by the ramp and a single occupancy ADA standard restroom. If you have other accessibility needs or need other accommodations, please call us at 512-322-2097. *
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