African-American Sisters in Spirit (ASiS) Book Club is an organization that read books written by African American authors. Founded in February 2004, the ASiS Book Club has become a forum which fosters sisterhood among African American women residing or working in the Washington DC/Northern Virginia area, that posses a passion for literature, enjoy multi-cultural events, and can appreciate the beauty of sisterhood. Our members believe reading books provide the tools necessary for self enrichment, and a connection with the world. Meetings are held once per month, and the discussions are exciting, lively, hot, fun, and inspires us to read on!
Book Club Objectives.
- Promote Literacy.
- Promote sisterhood.
- Host an annual Weekend Retreat.
- Support African American authors.
- Celebrate our members birthday.
- Support community charities, and cultural events.
Meetings are held on the first Saturday of each month at the location of the host members choosing. The next location, host member, and book of the month are announced at the end of each meeting. The directions to the next meeting are sent to members via e-mail prior to the meeting.
Members of the group select books to read and then meet once a month to discuss them. Books are chosen a month in advance to allow all members time to find a copy. All members are expected to provide suggestions. We will also make an attempt to read different genres throughout the year to keep things interesting.