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Belonging Books offers literary-inspired programming for our communities of color to gather in joy, celebration, safety, belonging and rest...

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Author Talk

Join Belonging Books for an exclusive author talk with Autumn Allen. Designed with BIPOC high school students, racial equity advocates and writers in mind, Autumn Allen will share her creative journey as a writer, read from her new YA novel "All You Have to Do", engage in discussion with the audience and sign books. This program will include a light lunch and refreshments. The first 25 registered students will receive a free copy of her book! Don't miss this exciting opportunity to meet a talented author and gain insights into the world of writing. 

Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m.

Hyannis Youth & Community Center

Writing Workshop

Join the Imani Scribes Journalism Workshop, designed specifically for BIPOC students aged 12-18.
Award-winning local journalist, Rachael Devaney, along with other experts in the industry, will introduce the world of journalism, from researching and interviewing to writing and editing. Develop your voice and gain confidence as you explore the world of journalism in a supportive and safe environment. Sign up today for this completely free, six-week program. Transportation support is available.

Collaboration among Rachael Devaney, Belonging Books and Zion Union Heritage Museum. Generously sponsored by The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod.

Book Social

In line with the mission, Belonging Books' book social is designed as an intentional gathering space for women of color and gender non-conforming people of color with some similar shared experiences — to provide a safe space of support, expression and joy for people who may not feel like they have that space here on the Cape. It is meant to be a small sanctuary, a resting place, for people of color who can tire of assimilating, code-switching or constantly trying to keep people comfortable. In this space, whiteness is de-centered and the views and voices of people of color are centered.

 On Sunday, April 28 at 3:30 pm, we will meet to discuss The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna.This will take place at 539 South Street (Love Live Local), Hyannis.  

If you are interested in joining any book social, please contact me.

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Writing Circles

Come write with the Belonging Books' community on the third Tuesday of each month at the Hyannis Public Library from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

This restful and low-key writing space is dedicated to our BIPOC community. So bring something you're working on or just come and explore writing in community!


Mark your calendar:

September 19, 2023, October 17, 2023, November 21, 2023, December 19, 2023, January 16, 2024, February 13, 2024 (canceled due to snow), March 19, 2024, April 23, 2024*May 28, 2024*June 18, 2024

*New dates


Belonging Books also holds facilitated writing circles for middle school and high school students. Contact for more information.

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