The KC Girlfriends Book Club is taking new members at this time. Please read through this page BEFORE you submit your membership application and live within the Kansas City metro area or nearby. If you have more questions than what we've cover on this page, please click on our Contact Us page and submit your question.
Discount admission to Fall Into Books Literary Conference
Attend author hosted book club meetings
Travel to literary conferences/events all over the country
Participate in social events with book club members
Meet a new group of great friends.
Exposure to new and underexposed authors.
What Type of Members We're Looking For
We are always looking for energetic members. Our book club is limited to 15 members. Men are also welcome to join as Gentlemen of the KC Girlfriends Book Club.
You should love to read African American fiction. (We do read some memoirs as well)
You should be available to attend meetings on a regular basis. There is no need in you joining if we hardly see you because you will not get the benefit of becoming a part of our group.
You must be willing to travel to meeting locations in Kansas and Missouri. Our members are from both sides of the state line. We generally meet in restaurants but sometimes in member's homes. If you're looking for a book club that meets strictly in Kansas or strictly in Missouri. Please email us to inquire about other book clubs that may be better suited for you.
You must have time to read and be able to finish books on time! Book clubs are meant for avid readers not for casual readers that would like to become an avid reader.
Read the books regardless if you like the book or not. There's still a discussion to be had to tell us why you didn't like the book. You really can't have an opinion if you didn't read the entire book. This also shows support for the members that chose the book.
We do not allow members to come to the meetings without reading the entire book. We cannot discuss books that have been half read. We are a book club first and a social group second. Guests sitting in on our discussion for the first time is exempt from this rule.
Be willing to help support the book club and the members. We are a very active book club. If you're looking for a book club that meet up just to read and discuss books, we're not the book club for you! We plan literary events, travel together, support one another's causes and just hang out sometimes.
We are a fun group and want members that can bring a new point of view to the table! We expect to have different opinions about the books. It just makes the discussion even more lively.
Must submit the application to be considered.
Dues are $60 per year, which are to be paid by March's meeting each year.
Probationary Period (new and returning members)
Must attend 3 consecutive meetings in order to join KC Girlfriends Book Club
How to stay in good standing as a member:
Must adhere to the book club guidelines
Must be a willing participant to help support the book club's mission and purpose
Cannot miss more than 3 meetings/events annually (notification will be sent after the 3rd missed meeting)
Must pay dues on time
Must completely read the book and be able to particpate at meetings.
After 2 no shows or non-response to Evites, member will be removed from roster without warning or notification.