Voices of Color Book Discussions Led by Rev. Hepler

By Jody Kotkin

Published October 24, 2022.


The First Parish of Sudbury Book Club led by Rev. Kathleen Hepler is looking forward to meeting twice a month on Sundays through late February. All books on our list are written by people of color with distinctive voices. Join us for an exploration in decentering whiteness from the discourse. 

The first and last session will be held at First Parish of Sudbury in person. All other sessions will be held on Zoom.

Nov. 13, 2022, 7 – 8:30 pm  
IN-PERSON, FPS Brackett Room (Register via the button below).
This Here Flesh: Spirituality, Liberation, and the Stories That Make Us by Cole Arthur Riley

This is a series of essays on topics like dignity, rage, and joy. Someone wrote, “Through a narrative of family and generations, Riley speaks of a Blackness so beautiful it can’t be contained and a liberation that is present and possible. This Here Flesh is an invitation to hold space, return home, and rediscover joy.” (Amena Brown, from the podcast HER)

Nov. 27, 2022, 7 – 8:30 pm, ZOOM 
Continuation of, This Here Flesh by Cole Arthur Riley

Dec. 11, 2022, 7 – 8:30 pm, ZOOM 
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Wong 

Jan. 8, 2023, 7 – 8:30 pm, ZOOM 
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Jan. 22, 2023, 7 – 8:30 pm, ZOOM 
Continuation of The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Feb. 12, 2023 , 7 – 8:30 pm, ZOOM
Beloved by Toni Morrison

Feb. 26, 2023, 7 – 8:30 pm, IN-PERSON
Continuation of Beloved by Toni Morrison  

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