Join Us for The Three-Thirty Book Club

The Three-Thirty Book Club is a free, virtual program that aims to foster a sense of community by providing a space to examine the Doris McCarthy Gallery exhibition Three-Thirty, and its themes, through selected works of literature: Kei Miller’s book-length poem “The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion,” Austin Clarke’s short story collection In This City and Robin Wall Kimmerer’s non-fiction text Braiding Sweetgrass. The book club is presented in partnership with the U of T Scarborough Library.

Please join us for the second session of the Three-Thirty Book Club on Tuesday, November 9 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. EST. We will be discussing In This City by Austin Clarke. Poignantly capturing the sorrow and torment of the dispossessed, this collection of stories focuses on the contemporary experiences of urban dwellers longing for a place to call home. Private lives and intimate pains are made public, and the rawness of the moment is redeemed by the elegance of Clarke's prose and the innate sympathy of his eye.

Access the book for free through the following resources:

  1. Online through U of T Libraries
  2. Toronto Public Library (eBook)
  3. Toronto Public Library (physical copy)

Stay tuned for more information regarding the third session of the Three Thirty Book Club, where Robin Wall Kimmerer’s iconic Braiding Sweetgrass will be discussed. For more information regarding the Three-Thirty Book Club and to register, please read the event details on the Doris McCarthy Gallery website or contact Kachely Peters at

About the Facilitator:

Kachely Peters.Kachely Peters is a visual artist based in Toronto. A recent alum from the University of Toronto Scarborough’s Studio Art program, Kachely mainly works with drawing and painting. Delving into themes such as belonging, love, and the intimacy of experience, her recent works have taken a closer look at in-between spaces. Kachely is the Doris McCarthy Gallery’s current Educator-in-Residence, focused on developing programming to activate and contextualize the exhibitions Three-Thirty and From Boys to Men: The Road to Healing.