KELLI IS OUR TYPE OF READER
our book club leader lady, Kelli Korducki is our June Type Reader
Kelli Korducki edits not one but two digital magazines (Torontoist and Yonge Street). She freelances for cool publications such as Little Brother, for whom she penned a 10,000 word meditation on hot dogs, earning a National Magazine Award nomination in the process. Her “spare time” revolves around hoarding vintage nudie magazines, buying plane tickets to visit family and friends in her hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and singing in a semi-professional classical choir.
She also runs our Down The Hall Book Club
, a group for reading fiction by women and non-binary identifying writers, that meets the third Monday of every month at Type Queen West. The book club is free to attend and open to all.
Why did you start the DTHBC?
I was in the middle of a Major Life Transition and selfishly felt that bringing people together to talk about books would make me feel better. People on Facebook responded overwhelmingly to the idea. Like a lot of people who read and write for a living, it's hard for me to carve out the time and headspace to read books just because I want to read them, so it's nice to have that excuse.
Why do you think it's important to make a point of reading female authors?
I actually just prefer reading female authors. I think a woman's perspective is usually more interesting, and I care more about the way women view the world. I don't hate men, but I wouldn't be heartbroken if someone told me I'd never have to read work by one for the rest of my life.