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Below is a copy of the original letter proposing the start of our group.

February 28, 1993

Dear Literary Fan,

This letter is to propose a literary club and some guidelines that can be used. The purpose of this club will be to offer a relaxing and intellectual discussion of African-American Authors and Literature. We will meet once a month, on a Sunday afternoon, to exchange ideas, emotions and theories on the selected readings. Some of the literature examined will be the works of TERRY McMILLAN, ALICE WALKER, ZORA NEAL HURESTON, MAYA ANGELOU, ALVIN POUISSANT, JAMES BALDWIN, RALPH ELLISON, WALTER MOSLEY, J. CALIFORNIA COOPER, GLORIA NAYLOR AND MANY, MANY MORE.

To make our sessions fun, without too much work on the host/hostess, we will each bring a dish to the home of the host/hostess, (when applicable), and any refreshments desired. Also, we can have our meetings over brunch at a restaurant or outdoors when the weather permits. We can plan weekend get-a-ways, movies and other things that will allow us to enjoy our monthly meetings, we want to have lively and enjoyable discussions.

The Literary Club (TLC) will be the name of the group. Our club will consist of no less then four and no more than eight members. We will meet on Sunday afternoons at 3:30p.m. The date and place will be determined at the previous month's meeting. A $10 dollar deposit will be requested for the following month's book and collected at each meeting.(Books are provided by Chicago's Afrocentric Bookstore 333 S. State Street, 312-939-1956).

TLC began this Website in September of 1998. Please sign our guestbook and let us know the city where you are located. Also, we encourage you to comment on our website. Thank you for visiting and please come again. Below are some the authors we've met and books we've read. April Sinclair "Coffee Will Make You Black", LaVar Burton "Aftermath", Walter Mosley "Devil in a Blue Dress", Kimberla Lawson Roby "Here and Now" and E. Lynn Harris "Invisible Life", Colin Channer "Waiting in Vain", J.California Cooper "Some Love, Some Pain, Sometimes", R.M.Johnson "The Harris Men" , Michael Baisden "Never Satisfied: How and Why Men Cheat" and Victor Woods/Earl Caldwell "A Breed Apart", Electa Rome Parks "The Ties That Bind", Magdalene Breaux "Family Curse" and "Imaginary Friend". See our complete book list. Until the next time, HAPPY READINGS.

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