What is Voice?
Voice is a women’s literature group which meets every two weeks. We discuss a book related to our spiritual journey.
Additionally, we also meet occasionally to discuss a novel over a meal. This “novel” event is open to a wider audience, and allows first-timers an easy entry into the group.
Reading and discussing literature is a way of understanding our society, and how as Christians to relate intelligently to our ever changing world. We often gain insights about ourselves when we read. This is one way we can “love the Lord with our minds” and truly “Think First.” And it’s just plain fun too!
The “Novel” Event is Open to All
This event is open to any woman who has read the book and would like to meet new people and join in fellowship and friendship.
What are we reading for the “Novel” discussion?
“Washington Black” by Esi Edugyan
A dazzling novel about a boy who rises from the ashes of slavery to become a free man of the world.
George Washington Black, or “Wash,” an eleven-year-old field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is terrified to be chosen by his master’s brother as his manservant. To his surprise, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor, and abolitionist.
Soon Wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning – and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash’s head, Christopher and Wash must abandon everything. What follows is their flight along the eastern coast of America, and, finally, to a remote outpost in the Arctic.
What brings Christopher and Wash together will tear them apart, propelling Wash even further across the globe in search of his true self.
- Find the author, Esi, on Facebook, and in Wikipedia
- About the book: Wikipedia, the Guardian,
- Available in hardcover, softcover, eBook and audio editions from Amazon, Regina Public Library,
We are meeting at Julie Rich’s home on Saturday, April 27th, 10:00 am for a potluck brunch meal, followed by a discussion of the novel that everyone has read. Call Martha at 306-586-7015 or the church office at 306-359-1450 for further details. RSVP to Julie at email@example.com.