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, Blog, Bookish Life, Podcast Shownotes

Refresh Your Reading Goals + Exploring the Hidden History of Adoption pre-Roe v. Wade

It’s a two part episode! We’re about halfway through the year and we want to know: how’s your reading life going? Are you on track to hit your reading goals, or is it time to switch things up? Sally goes through some of her reading goals and shares what she’s focusing on for the rest …

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Author Interview, Podcast Shownotes

Lip Service, Objectivity, and Criticism with Tajja Isen

Tayler sits down with Tajja Isen to talk about her new essay collection, as well as her thoughts on objectivity, culture, and social justice. Tajja Isen is the editor-in-chief of Catapult magazine and the author of the essay collection Some of My Best Friends: Essays on Lip Service. Books mentioned: Body Work by Melissa Febos …

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Book cover of In Audre's Footsteps in front of a mural featuring a Black woman with a speech bubble that says READ!
Blog, Book Reviews

In Audre’s Footsteps: Expanding Black American Intellectual Traditions in Europe

There’s a long history of Black American intellectuals living or spending significant time in Europe. You’re probably familiar with James Baldwin’s time in France or maybe you’ve read a bit about Frederick Douglass’ travels in Ireland and England. But did you know Audre Lorde spent significant time in Germany? Despite encountering her work throughout my …

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Author Interview, Blog, FBC Box, Podcast Shownotes

June Unboxing + Wellness Retreat or Creepy Cult? with Stephanie Wrobel

First Renee shares everything about our June Trans Voices box, including stories about our featured trans businesses and trans artists. Then Ashley interviews Stephanie Wrobel for her second novel, THIS MIGHT HURT, about sisters Natalie and Kit who are tied into a cult fashioned as a luxurious retreat that pulls at their secrets. Stephanie shares …

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Healing in the Past and Present with Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Ashley sits down with Dolen Perkins-Valdez to talk about her third novel, Take My Hand. This thoughtful conversation includes naming the story, the power of the main character’s name, writing about Black girls, and the Relf sisters’ case that inspired the novel’s story about the sterilization of Black girls.Content warning: abortion, forced sterilization, racism, depression …

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Blog, FBC Readathons

#FBCReadathon is back!

Check back throughout the weekend to see the prompts and the winners! Day 1: Friday, April 22 Surprise Launch Giveaway!Instagram winners: @paulakhance and @booksandcoffeerequiredTwitter winners: @lyea86 and @utilitybelts Prompt: Introduce yourselfInstagram winners: @bookstacam and @poses_and_prose_and_pupsTwitter winners: @drmloveslit and @lagliplit Prompt: Are you setting any goals or challenges for the weekend?Instagram winners: @rubyhooplaburlesq and @thelostbookworms Prompt: …

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Author Interview, Podcast Shownotes

The Women Who Invented Television with Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

To close out Women’s History Month, Renee invited on Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, author of When Women Invented Television, to discuss the early pioneers of our second favorite medium (after books, of course). Before Lucy, Mary Tyler Moore, and Carol Burnett, we had Irna, Hazel, Betty, and Gertrude breaking barriers and setting the standard for the …

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