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Summer Book Club to read Robert Mapplethorpe book


The University of Houston Libraries and the Women’s Resource Center will co-sponsor their third annual Summer Book Club this year.  The club is open to all UH affiliates, faculty, staff, and students.  The group will meet in the Women’s Resource Center (now located on the second floor of the University Center) at noon on June 16th to discuss UH creative writing professor Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s novel Sister of my Heart.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Readers will gather again at noon on July 23rd to discuss Patti Smith’s memoir Just Kids which recounts her life with artist Robert Mapplethorpe in New York during the late sixties.  Ms. Smith recently spoke and performed on campus in the Cullen Performance Hall.

The UH Libraries will provide copies of both books on a first come, first served basis.  To inquire about borrowing one or both titles, contact the Women’s, Sexuality, and Gender Studies Librarian Catherine Essinger at  For questions about the book club and other Women’s Resource Center programs, contact Beverly McPhail at

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