Access Hollywood weekend co-host and TV One Access host Shaun Robinson opened her home to host a meeting of several members of In the Meantime Book Club. The group, whose members include (top row, l.-r.): Keisha Whitaker, Robinson, special guest ESSENCE Senior Editor, Books and Arts, Patrik Henry Bass, Tiffany Barnes, Melba Farquhar and Karen Gordy; (bottom row,l.-r.): Stephanie Burton, Marguerite Lathan and Jennifer McHenry.
In the Meantime Book Club members read and discussed Cion by Zakes Mda, this month’s Essence Book Club Recommended Read.
Robin whipped up a cool, refreshing drink: Sparkling Ginger Zinfandel. Check out the September 2007 issue of ESSENCE for more recipes.
Melba Farquhar, Stephanie Burton and Karen Gordy share a laugh over Robinson’s sumptuous buffet.
Melba Farquhar, Keisha Whitaker, Stephanie Burton, Shaun Robinson and Karen Gordy toast a successful book club meeting.
Tiffany Barnes, Patrik Henry Bass, Shaun Robinson, Jennifer McHenry and Karen Gordy share a laugh about the novel’s sly, smart humor.
VIP: Shaun Robinson’s dog Snowflake made a surprise visit.
Marguerite Lathan, Jennifer McHery and Karen Gordy have a deep discussion about Cion, a historical novel that centers around a free Black community in Ohio.
ESSENCE Books Editor Patrik Henry Bass (c.) tells Tiffany Barnes (l.) and Jennifer McHenry (r.) why Cion was chosen for the ESSENCE Book Club.
After a great book discussion, Shaun is happy to bring out red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. For this recipe and others check out the Septemeber 2007 issue of ESSENCE.