Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: memoir, contemporary literary fiction, short stories
Author Interview, Podcast Shownotes

The Book of Form and Emptiness: A Discussion with Ruth Ozeki

Mariquita talks with Ruth Ozeki about her new novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness, published September 21, 2021 by Viking. Ozeki’s new book touches on loss, grief, childhood mental health issues, and the role objects have in our lives.  Follow and support our host: Mariquita: Instagram Follow and support our guest: Ruth Ozeki: Website …

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Author Interview, Podcast Shownotes

With Pleasure: An Interview with Jamila Dawson and August McLaughlin

Happy publication day to August McLaughlin and Jamila Dawson! Renee chats with the authors about their book With Pleasure: Managing Trauma Triggers for More Vibrant Sex and Relationship. Their conversation ranges from pleasure, trauma, and healing to race and collaboration, with lots of laughter and warm fuzzy feelings in between.  Follow and support our host: …

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Author Interview, Podcast Shownotes, Social Justice

Emergency Management is a Feminist Issue

Natalia interviews Dr. Samantha Montano, disasterologist and professor at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy about her newest book DISASTEROLOGY: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis. They discuss why emergency management, something traditionally seen as “wonky” is actually hella feminist, how to battle fatigue when hearing the news, why flood plain maps are important and …

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Book Reviews, Podcast Shownotes

Healing, Pleasure Activism, and Tearjerkers

Emma talks a little about adrienne maree brown’s Pleasure Activism and how adrienne maree brown writes about healing, pleasure activism, and transformative justice. Then Renee shares five books that made her (otherwise stone cold) heart break. Follow and support our hosts: Emma: Instagram Renee: Instagram Mentioned in today’s episode: Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling …

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