BGF’s book club, Novel Connections is a six week online book club available to all people with HIV in NSW and SA. Participants will meet via Zoom (video chat service) on a weekly basis to discuss a book and connect over the shared experience of reading.
This exciting ONLINE program will go for 90mins each with ample time to chat and discuss personal thoughts and feelings about the book and selected chapters for each week. It’s a great way to read some new material whilst staying connected to your peers and community. The book we will read is Honeybee, by Craig Silvey.
"Honeybee is a heart-breaking, life-affirming novel that throws us headlong into a world of petty thefts, extortion plots, botched bank robberies, daring dog rescues and one spectacular drag show.
At the heart of Honeybee is Sam: a solitary, resilient young person battling to navigate the world as their true self; ensnared by a loyalty to a troubled mother, scarred by the volatility of a domineering step-father, and confounded by the kindness of new alliances."
The program runs from Wednesday 28 April at 11am-130pm and finishes on 2 June.
As part of our first three Novel Connections, participants have read cult classics and acclaimed books: "The Velvet Rage" by Alan Downs, "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" by Mark Manson and "Caste: The Origins of our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson.
“The weekly meeting and the clear structured approach provided a discipline I may not have mustered on my own. I found it deeply rewarding that has everything to do with the way it was presented” Milton, 61.