Intimate Conversation with The Distinct Ladies Book Club
Ella Curry, president of EDC Creations, has a Intimate Conversation with Tiffany Rainey President of The Distinct Ladies Book Club a.k.a DL Book Club about the workings of a well formed bookclub. Readers, enjoy a inside look at the DL Book Club.
The Distinct Ladies Book Club is located in Memphis, TN. It was started in October 2006 with just 4 members. Today the Distinct Ladies has 10 members and they just celebrated their Two Year Anniversary. The DL Book Club consists of Women from different professional fields, which share the yearning to develop spiritually, mentally and socially through writings of all genres.
DL has bonded with many authors such as Brian Smith, Sheila Lipsey, Alisha Yvonne, Jihad, and etc. Even though they are a sisterhood, the group opens their hearts to brothers as well. If you would like to meet the Distinct Ladies please feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EDC: What to you defines Quality Literature?
TR: Quality Literature is something that is well written from beginning to end. Our club likes literature that catches our attention from the moment we lay eyes on the cover of the book.
EDC: How did your organization develop? How many members are in the group?
TR: Our club started with four ladies with the passion for reading and socialization. We quickly grow to a large club with men and women. Everyone came from various economic backgrounds with the same common interests and love for reading. We currently have ten ladies in our club.
EDC: What is the primary mission of the group?
TR: To share our passion for reading, to fellowship with each other, and introduce the world to up and coming new authors.
EDC: Do you have outreach programs or events that we can support?
TR: We currently support The Wake-Up Everybody Foundation which is headed by author Jihad. You can visit http://www.jihadwrites.com to find out more information about this organization.
EDC: What does a typical meeting consist of for the members?
TR: We tend to discuss new and old business before we discuss the book. Sometimes we find ourselves caught up into hours of discussions when it comes to discussing books. I have noticed lately that our meetings tend to be more relaxed and more sociable. We have grown to be so much more than just a book club who just reads.
EDC: Do you have an open membership? How can one join your network?
TR: Our membership is currently open to men and women. If anyone wishes to join they may email us at: email address 1 or email address 2
EDC: What is the one most surprising thing you have learned from a novel?
TR: I think the most surprising thing that we have learned from a novel is that we as women can overcome abuse. We can survive anything with the Grace of God by our side.
EDC: What advice would you give a new organization forming a network?
TR: We would tell anyone to make sure you have your guidelines set in place. Try to read all genres, including authors you may not know. Introduce yourself to the world, however you can.
EDC: Would you change anything about your journey?
TR: I wouldn’t change anything about our journey, because I have learned many things about my members that I didn’t know before. However, there maybe a few things they may change. I feel that we have had a long journey and it may have been rough for a minute, but it was well worth it.
EDC: Ultimately, what do you want members to gain from your union?
TR: Friendship, Unity, and the love that we have for each other. We aren’t just a book club; we are a sisterhood.
Distinct Ladies Book Club
P.O. Box 271415
Memphis, TN 38167
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