Between the Lines - Shoreline's Community Read


Yvonne Terrell-Powell

206-546 4509



Our Current Read 

Octavis brood


Welcome to Between the Lines, Shoreline’s book club. Each year a new book is selected for our Community Book Read. Together we share our impressions and ideas. Weekly analyses of the text are led by a variety of college volunteers, bringing with them their unique backgrounds, expertise and perspectives. This keeps the discussion fresh, lively and relevant.

Individuals who participate in the Community Read weekly discussion, whether online or face-to-face, are encouraged to share their personal, experiences and epiphanies. Everyone is welcomed because everyone has something valuable to contribute. Get to know college faculty, staff and students across the campus and build community through the shared experience of reading.


2015-16 Community Read: Octavia's Brood

This year's Community Reads book is a science-fiction/fantasy anthology inspired by the work of Octavia Butler and focused on themes of social justice (in many planes of time). 


On Wednesday, October 14 from 1:30-2:30 on the third floor of the library, is an Introduction to Octavia's Brood including refreshments. Students, staff and faculty to attend and learn more about this book and the activities that will be planned around it in the coming year. 


We're hoping to get some students at the kick off interested in the topics of social justice, science fiction and creative writing to get involved with the book group portion for next quarter.  We're also hoping to get more staff and faculty involved in the read itself.  If you've ever been interested in any of the above spread the word and we hope to see you there! 


There will be faculty and staff available to talk about the Community Read experience and to answer questions about the book.