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, FBC Box, Podcast Shownotes

September Reveal + Jasmine Guillory Interview

Renee unboxes our Back to School September box (sign up here!) and chats briefly about each small business featured in the box. Then Christine sits down with the queen of romance herself, Jasmine Guillory, to discuss her latest book While We Were Dating. Follow and support our hosts: Renee: Instagram Christine: Instagram // Twitter Follow …

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Podcast Shownotes, Social Justice

Student Debt is a Feminist Issue ft. Students United

Renee sits down with Lexi and Kayla from Students United, a student-led organization that has launched Fck Student Debt, a campaign to eliminate student debt. They discuss the efforts within Minnesota, how their work can be a catalyst for a greater movement, and why student debt is a feminist issue. Feminist Book Club will donate …

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Author Interview, Podcast Shownotes

A Conversation with September’s Featured Author: Amanda Montell

Renee welcomes back Amanda Montell, author of Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language (our September book of the month pick!) and Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, to give a brief intro to what you can expect to read in Wordslut as well as the through-line between Wordslut and Cultish. Reserve your …

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Podcast Shownotes, Social Justice

Coping in COVID-19: A Discussion with Mariquita and Nora

Mariquita and Nora discuss how to process anxiety and grief during a time when community may be challenging to access. On the list of don’ts: toxic positivity and invalidating comments disguised as well-wishes. Suggestions include: reaching out to friends, peer groups and helplines; reading beautiful poetry; and finding healthy coping skills that work for and …

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Blog, Bookish Life

Recently featured in Redfin…

In today’s world, life can get busy. From Vancouver, CA to Miami, FL, oranywhere in between, people have commitments to family, work, cooking,cleaning, and social events. These everyday tasks can make it can seemnearly impossible to find time for yourself. Luckily, making and sticking tosmall lifestyle changes and developing new habits, all at home, can help relaxyour mind. It’s …

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Bookish Life, Podcast Shownotes

Library & Archives Love & Recommendations!

With Emma and Forrest In this segment, Emma has a conversation with Forrest, your @favoritelibrarian ! Forrest and Emma talk about the beauty of libraries and archives and give some of their favorite book recommendations (with book to movie adaptations and anime recs sprinkled in!).    Follow and support our hosts: Emma: Instagram Forrest: Instagram Forrest’s …

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Author Interview, Podcast Shownotes

New Book Alert! So We Meet Again: An Interview with Suzanne Park

Ready for a fun new rom-com? Niba offers up So We Meet Again by Suzanne Park and shares an interview with the author herself. We hope you’re hungry. Follow and support our host! Niba: Instagram // Twitter // YouTube // Website Follow and support our guest! Suzanne: Instagram // Twitter // Website Also mentioned: Podcast …

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National Support Black Business Month + A Feminist Approach to the Opioid Epidemic

With Phalin and Emma Phalin gives a little history on National Support Black Businesses Month and offers actionable ways to drive diversity, inclusion, and equity to Black Owned Businesses during the month of August. Then Emma dives deeply into the book Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty and talks about the …

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