• Houston Reads Alice Walker! Presented by Project Row Houses, Kindred Stories, and Chanecka Williams
  • Houston Reads Alice Walker! Presented by Project Row Houses, Kindred Stories, and Chanecka Williams
  • Houston Reads Alice Walker! Presented by Project Row Houses, Kindred Stories, and Chanecka Williams

Houston Reads Alice Walker! Presented by Project Row Houses, Kindred Stories, and Chanecka Williams

A message from Chanecka Williams:

"Alice Walker has been a force in the world for over forty years. As a writer, poet and activist, she is relentless in her pursuit of a free(er) world for all. In this social, political, time-space reality, Walker’s work feels essential to be explored with new eyes. Join us as we read her novels, short story collections, and a few of her nonfiction works. It would be remiss to not mention that this journey is as spiritual as literary being that Alice Walker has always given credit to the spirits that accompany her. "
This gathering will be held on the online video conferencing platform Zoom. Please join us by registering for this month only or the entire meet-up series here.

Kindred Stories is proud to partner with Project Row Houses and Chanecka to present Houston Reads Alice Walker.

Alice Walker Meeting Schedule:

September 18 - The Temple of My Familiar
October 16 - Possessing the Secret of Joy
November 20 - The Third Life of Grange Copeland
December 18 - In Love & Trouble
January 15 - Meridian
February 19 - You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down
March 19 - By the Light of My Father's Smile
April 16 - The Way Forward With a Broken Heart: Stories
May 21 - Now is the Time to Open Your Heart
June 11 - In Search of Our Mother's Garden Pt. I & Pt. II
July 16 - In Search of Our Mother's Garden Pt. III & Pt. IV
August 20 - Alike Walker Poetry Reading
September 17 - Gathering Blossoms Under Fire
About Alice Walker

Alice Walker is an internationally celebrated writer, poet and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry.  She won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1983 and the National Book Award.

About Chanecka Williams

In May 2020, after realizing books were talking over her personal Instagram account, Chanecka started a new account with the handle @headwrpreader centering literature. As a book influencer, she is extremely passionate about book discovery. She is always ahead of the curve on new and lesser known book releases. Currently, she works as a team member at Kindred Stories in addition to pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science. She hopes to work as a research librarian and archivist.

About Project Row Houses

Project Row Houses is a community platform that enriches lives through art with an emphasis on cultural identity and its impact on the urban landscape. We engage neighbors, artists, and enterprises in collective creative action to help materialize sustainable opportunities in marginalized communities.

Project Row Houses occupies a significant footprint in Houston’s Historic Third Ward, one of the city’s oldest African-American neighborhoods. The site encompasses five city blocks and houses 39 structures that serve as home base to a variety of community-enriching initiatives, art programs, and neighborhood development activities. PRH programs touch the lives of under-resourced neighbors, young single mothers with the ambition of a better life for themselves and their children, small enterprises with the drive to take their businesses to the next level, and artists interested in using their talents to understand and enrich the lives of others. Although PRH’s African-American roots are planted deeply in Third Ward, the work of PRH extends far beyond the borders of a neighborhood in transition. The Project Row Houses model for art and social engagement applies not only to Houston, but also to diverse communities around the world.


Kindred Stories was born of a love for reading and a passion for community.

Kindred Stories is here to give kids and adults alike a space to explore the wide open world of literary content and creative works fashioned by black and brown hands. We are a bookstore committed to amplifying Black voices and bringing diverse stories from throughout the African diaspora to our local community in Houston, TX. We will be located in the Third Ward neighborhood, where we'll provide a well curated offering to edify the swelling appetites for authentic stories as told by those who have lived them.

We are beyond thrilled to serve Houston and the world at large through our website offerings. Stay tuned for what’s in store with the opening of our physical space later this year.  Thank you for being a part of our tribe!

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