Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County

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bell hooks Book Club

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A colorful stack of books fills the background with a copy of Communion: The Female Search for Love in the foreground. The bell hooks Book Club will meet at the Pennyroyal Area Museum on Monday, June 18 at 6pm to discuss Communion.

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County and the bell hooks Legacy Group introduce the bell hooks Book Club, an informal group who will come together in conversation of Hopkinsville native bell hooks and her extensive work. The first gathering will be on Monday, June 17 at 6pm in the bell hooks Community Room at the Pennyroyal Area Museum

Born Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville and writing under the pen name bell hooks, this remarkable woman published 40 books in her lifetime. The cultural critic, educator, and theorist is best known for her writings on feminism, race, and class, but she also wrote children’s books and books about love, spirituality, and healthy relationships.

The group will discuss hooks’s 2002 book Communion: The Female Search for Love. Published as part of her love trilogy, Communion is described as the “heart-to-heart talk every woman – mother, daughter, friend, and lover – needs to have” about the search for love. The cultural critic and feminist icon explores the ways that ideas about women and love were changed by feminist movements, by women’s full participation in the workforce, and by the culture of self-help. This book challenges every woman to claim the search for love as the heroic journey we must all choose to be truly free.

Copies of Communion are available in The Vault by Planters Bank Museum Shop, online through our Shopify store, to check out from the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, or from Amazon or your favorite bookseller.

The bell hooks Legacy Group is a grassroots alliance that nurtures the meaning and impact of the writer’s stories, essays and poems in her hometown, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where she began life as Gloria Jean Watkins. Follow bellhookslegacygroup on Instagram for more information.

For more information, contact the Museums at 270-887-4270 or visit us in person at the Pennyroyal Area Museum.


June 17
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County
bell hooks Legacy Group


Pennyroyal Area Museum
217 E 9th St, Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Hopkinsville, United States
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