Welcome to the

Vocal Village

“ Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company?

It is beyond me.”

― Zora Neale Hurston

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Hey there! My name is Katrina, and I'm so excited to share my passion for the arts with you. As a filmmaker, producer, and certified member of the Beyhive, reading has always been an important part of my life. From the shy little girl who used reading as an escape, to the vocal woman I am today, books have always been there for me, offering new worlds to explore, helping me put my own truth to paper and even making characters feel like friends. That's the magic of reading, and I can't wait to share that with you!

That's why I'm inviting you to join me once a month for a personal and intimate discussion about some of the most fantastic books out there. We'll talk about how reading can help us discover ourselves, and the importance of seeing ourselves represented in the art and media we consume. It's an opportunity for BIPOC women like us to come together, connect, and create a community of support and belonging. I'm so excited to get to know you and have these conversations with you! Let's dive into some amazing books together!

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Join the literary revolution at Vocal Village,

the book club for those who crave representation and diversity in literature. Immerse yourself in the captivating stories of BIPOC writers from around the world and explore the diversity of perspectives and cultures. Our community celebrates the voices and stories of marginalized authors and encourages readers to engage with their works.

Be a part of our mission to promote representation and diversity within the literary world.

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Imagine a world where BIPOC women writers are championed, their voices resound, and readers discover new perspectives and cultures through shared reading experiences.

Our goal is to empower and inspire you to explore the rich and varied world of literature and invite you to be a part of our inclusive community that celebrates the voices and works of BIPOC authors.

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Book of the month


: april 30th 2023

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: 6:00- 8:00 PM

Bukhosi has gone missing.

His father, Abednego, and his mother,

Agnes, cling to the hope that he has run away, rather than been murdered by government thugs.

Only the lodger seems to have any idea...

Zamani has lived in the spare room for years now. Quiet, polite, well-read and well-heeled, he's almost part of the family - but almost isn't quite good enough for Zamani. Cajoling, coaxing and coercing Abed and Agnes into revealing their sometimes tender, often brutal life stories, Zamani aims to steep himself in borrowed family history, so that he can fully inherit and inhabit its uncertain future.

“We write for the same reason that we walk, talk, climb mountains or swim the oceans – because we can. We have some impulse within us that makes us want to explain ourselves to other human beings.”

– Maya Angelou

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1. How do I sign up for the book club?

There are three easy steps:

  • Follow the Very Vocal Media page on Instagram
  • Signup via the link in the bio
  • Make sure the checkbox to subscribe to the newsletter is selected. That's it!

2. I don’t have an instagram account. Can I still join the VV Book Club?

You absolutely can! You’ll just be getting all our news and updates via the newsletter and website! Make sure to sign up and mark as “Not Junk”

3. Is there a cost to join the VV Book Club?

There is no cost to join. Just pick up the book at your local library, download a digital copy or purchase a print version. All you need is the book and some reading time to join.

4. Do I have to be an avid reader to join the VV Book Club?

Whether you're an avid reader or just starting to develop a love of literature, there's a place for you in the club. Members have the option to read along with the general monthly book selection, which is chosen to appeal to a wide range of reading interests and abilities.

5.How often does the book club meet?

The book club meets once a month via an invite-only zoom meeting. (Usually 7:00 - 8:30 pm on a given day. If members are interested in meeting in person, however, :) we can arrange to have in-person meetings as well. Just let the book club organizer know your preference and we will do our best to accommodate everyone's needs.

6. Do I have to attend every meeting?

Attendance is not mandatory, but we do encourage members to participate as much as possible. If you can't make it to a meeting please RSVP with the moderator ahead of time, you can still join in the discussion online or catch up on the meeting notes later.

7. How do we choose which book to read?

The book club currently uses a voting process to choose which book to read. Each month, members can submit book suggestions and the group votes on which one to read. You can submit your suggestions through the book club's online forum or at the beginning of each monthly meeting or via the emails sent out.

I do my best to choose a voting method that works for the majority of the members and takes into account any scheduling or logistical constraints. However, I am open to rotating the voting method from month to month to keep things interesting and allow for different participation styles.

8. What genres does this bookclub read?

This book club primarily focuses on reading fiction books written by biopic author, with a focus on genres such as contemporary fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and romance. The club is open to reading a wide range of other genres as long as they are written by a biopic author.

9. Can I participate in the book club if I don't live in the same location as other members?

Yes, you can participate in the book club even if you don't live in the same location as the other members. Many book clubs have members who join virtually, either through video conferencing software or by participating in online discussions on our socials.

10. Is the book club only for people who have read the book before?

The book club is open to anyone who is interested in reading and discussing the book of the month. There is no requirement for members to have read the book beforehand. Some members may have read the book in the past, while others may be reading it for the first time along with the group. All members are welcome to participate in the discussions regardless of whether they have finished reading it or not.

12. Why Book Clubs?

As social beings, group learning engages and encourages you to learn not only from reading but also from the experiences of others in the group. A book club provides a set schedule and good social pressure for people to make time to read.

13.What if I am not satisfied with the book club?

If you are not satisfied with the book club, you can cancel anytime.

Before you do, please contact the moderator to see if there’s anything that can be done about your situation.

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