SI Chester Activities

Book Club

SI Chester’s book club meet at a different member’s house to discuss a book is about, or by, different women from around the world.  Reading them is a great way to gather different perspectives, which may help to inform us in our Soroptimist work, but is also an interesting and fun activity.

The book club is open to members and non-members. This allows us to discuss different perspectives and perceptions of the books and also has helped to promote the Soroptimist name more widely in our networks.

Members enjoying a discussion at book club

The range of books that have been discussed include autobiographical works such as ‘My Life on the Road’ by Gloria Steinem, ‘Hunger Makes me a Modern Girl’ by Carrie Brownstein, ‘The Argonauts’ by Maggie Nelson, ‘How to be a Woman’ by Caitlin Moran and ‘The Complete Persepolis’ by Marjane Satrapi, fiction novels such as ‘The Color Purple’ by Alice Walker and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood, plus non-fiction works such as ‘Half the Sky’ by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn and ‘Women Who Run with Wolves’ by Clarissa Pinkola Estés.




Craft Group

Members of the club who have skills and who enjoy craft activities get together to prepare items for sale or for use by the club.


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