Book Clubs & Events

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The Kurdish Bike is very popular with book clubs. Many public libraries have book club kits, providing a dozen or more copies to local groups. Just ask your librarian.

The author gives free presentations to groups upon request, showing photos of real people in the book and explaining what they are doing today. If you are located near Santa Cruz, California, she will come in person and dress up your members in real Kurdish clothing. Otherwise, talks are delivered via Skype. You can also request a free 17-minute narrated PowerPoint presentation to show your group.

Here are some of the book clubs who have hosted a presentation, or shown the narrated PowerPoint recently:

  • #1 Ladies’ Book Club, Roseville, CA
  • AAUW Evening Bookies, Capitola, CA
  • AAUW Noontime Book Club, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Ann Novick’s Book Club, Soquel, CA
  • Aptos Public Library Reading Club, Aptos, CA
  • Aromas Ladies Literary Society, Aromas, CA
  • Author Speaks Event, Branciforte Public Library, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Bags of Books Discussion Group, San Jose, CA
  • Book Dames, Menlo Park, CA
  • Book & Blender Club, Chicago, IL (via Skype)
  • Books & Sauce (BS) Book Club, Rogers, AR (video)
  • Books Inc. Bookstore, Chestnut Store, San Francisco, CA
  • Brookdale Retirement Community, Seattle, WA
  • Capitola Bookies at the Library, Capitola, CA
  • Channing House Community Lecture Series, Palo Alto, CA
  • First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, CA
  • Ft. Worth Ladies’ Book Club, Ft. Worth, TX (narrated PPt)
  • Harbor Oaks Neighborhood, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Humanists of Monterey Bay, Monterey, CA
  • Humanists of Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA
  • Ingrid’s Fundraiser for Kurdish Village, Santa Cruz, CA
  • International Book Club, Contra Costa County, CA
  • Jeannie’s Thoughtful Readers, Aptos, CA
  • Jill’s Reading Club, Soquel, CA
  • Kathie’s High School Alumni Book Club, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Kelly’s Book Store, Watsonville, CA (Meet the Author event, signing)
  • La Selva Beach Public Library, La Selva Beach, CA PUBLIC
  • Literary Ladies’ Wine + Limoncello Book Club, Aptos, CA
  • Live Oak Public Library, Santa Cruz, CA  PUBLIC
  • Louden Nelson Book Discussion Group, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Lovely Ladies of Seabright Beach, Santa Cruz, CA
  • More Than a Book Club, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Mountain Book Club, Boulder Creek, CA
  • Mt. Diablo Dames, Contra Costa County, CA
  • No Guilt Book Group, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Northgate Plaza Retirement Association, Seattle, WA
  • Northshore Ladies’ Book Club, Mountlake Terrace, WA (Skype)
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Concept Exchange, UC Santa Cruz, CA
  • OWLS Lecture Series, Trinity Episcopal Parish, Menlo Park, CA
  • Pearl Earring Book Cub, Los Altos, CA
  • Porter Memorial Library, Local Author Series Speaker, Soquel, CA
  • Rotary Club of Capitola and Aptos, Aptos, CA
  • Southwood Bookclub Points North and South, Mt. Vernon, VA (Skype)
  • Spruce Financial Employees Book Club, San Francisco, CA (Skype)
  • Stanford Wives Book Club, Palo Alto, CA
  • Summit Hills Book Club, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
  • The Blue Panties, Scotts Valley, CA
  • The Bookeez, Monroe, NJ (narrated PPt)
  • The Bookettes, Santa Cruz, CA
  • The Bookies, Aptos, CA
  • Toni’s Book Friends, West Linn, OR (narrated PPt)
  • Thunderbirds Single Seniors, Carmel, CA
  • UCSC Author Night for Undergrads, Cowell College, UC Santa Cruz, CA
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Monterey Bay, CA
  • Wood Family Book Club, International (via Skype)

Upcoming Appearances:

  • Cindy’s Book Club, Aptos, CA
  • Corralitos Women’s Club, Corralitos, CA
  • Decem Doctae, Des Moines, IA

Discussion Questions for your book club

Kurdish Recipes in case your group wants to prepare an authentic meal

… and even had an autumn centerpiece featuring blue bicycles…. and even had an autumn centerpiece featuring blue bicycles.
The Literary Ladies Book and Limoncello Club gave blue-bicycle sachets as favors at their Kurdish Bike event …

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