IRISES BOOK CLUB

Inspiring reads in science, Environment, and sustainability

Welcome to TWIG's brand new book club! We are pleased to offer this book club to current TWIG members. The Iris is the Tennessee State Flower, and a fitting acronym for what we hope to read together!

What's so different about our book club? Each meeting we will meet and discuss what we've read AND we will pair a service activity to go along with each book to support a local non-profit or sustainability initiative in Tennessee! This activity will occur on the weekend after we meet.

Meetings are every other month with a rotating location. The book club is led by Renee Barker and Leah Sherry, and input from members is always appreciated.

Let's hear your feedback about our meetings and the next book club pick!

 

Stay in touch by signing up for our IRISES Newsletter!

 

Currently Reading

Women Who Run With Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

In Women Who Run with the Wolves, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés unfolds rich intercultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories, many from her own traditions, in order to help women reconnect with the fierce, healthy, visionary attributes of this instinctual nature. Through the stories and commentaries in this remarkable book, we retrieve, examine, love, and understand the Wild Woman, and hold her against our deep psyches as one who is both magic and medicine.

Meeting date: A Tuesday mid-January
Location: Living Waters Brewery
Time: 6pm

next activity details

Stay tuned for January!

Looking back...

September 2018

 

Book: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Service Activity: National Public Lands Day at Old Stone Fort State Park

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November 2018

 

Book: Reason for Hope by Jane Goodall

Service Activity: Pet Community Center in East Nashville

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January 2019

 

Book: The Lamentations of Zeno by Ilija Trojanow

Service Activity: Warner Parks Winter Birding: cleaning and citizen science bird count

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March 2019

 

Book: Garbology by Edward Humes

Service Activity: Pickup for a Pint with Turnip Green Creative Reuse and Jackalope Brewery

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June 2019

 

Book: Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker

Service Activity: Helping at Glencliff High School Garden, a teaching and learning hub for volunteers, students, and community partners! The garden serves as a vibrant resource for students and volunteers to grow gardening skills, learn about healthy eating choices and gain an understanding of food access in our community, as well as create an effective learning environment for students at Glencliff.

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August 2019

 

Book: The Fate of Food by Amanda Little

Service Activity: Assisting with meal prep tasks at The Nashville Food Project's commercial kitchen. Their mission is bringing people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food, with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in our city.

October 2019

 

Book: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Service Activity: Unfortunately the service event was canceled due to weather

Mailing Address

901 Broadway, Unit 22117

Nashville, TN 37202


Email Contact

tnwomeningreen@gmail.com

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