The WICT Heartland Book Club is back, and this spring we’ll be reading “The Queen of Katwe” by Tim Crothers. The book was developed into a major motion picture starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo and directed by Mira Nair. This is an astonishing and inspirational true story of Phiona Mutesi — a teenage chess prodigy from the slums of Uganda. The Queen of Katwe is a remarkable and riveting book that shows how “Phiona’s story transcends the limitations of the chessboard” (Robert Hess, US Grandmaster).
We’ll discuss the book together each Wednesday from May 26–June 30 with special guests who lead the discussions, and we’ll end this book club by discussing the movie.
Date and Time:
Session 1: 3–4 p.m. Wednesday, May 26
Session 2: 3–4 p.m. Wednesday, June 2
Session 3: 3–4 p.m. Wednesday, June 9
Session 4: 3–4 p.m. Wednesday, June 16
Session 5: 3–4 p.m. Wednesday, June 23
Session 6: 3–4 p.m. Wednesday, June 30
Location: Livestream Virtual Event
Deadline to RSVP: RSVP by Thursday, May 13.
Cost of event:
A free book will be provided to WICT Heartland members.
Non–members WICT Heartland Members may participate for at no cost but will be responsible for obtaining their own copy of the book.