Readers of Colour

Welcome to Readers of Colour!

Readers of Colour is a thriving community of Women* and Non-binary Readers of Colour who come together to read writing by Women and Non-binary Writers of Colour!

We share our laughter and ideas over discussions about things like that month’s reading and community care.

We meet every other month in Edinburgh, Glasgow and online. Below, you can book to join a session

Rather than reading whole books together, to keep commitment and cost down, we tend to read/watch/listen to a small focused piece or selection of pieces each month.

While what we are reading might be at the heart of the conversation, often we use it as a jumping off point to discuss our wider thoughts and ideas about the theme. For example, for one session, our ‘jumping off’ point was folklore by Zora Neale Hurston, and where we jumped to was sharing our favourite fairy tales from our lives. Or, for another session, we read a chapter from Jasleen Kaur’s Be Like Teflon about recipes and food, and our conversation shared our favourite food and recipes in our lives.

Recent reads have been:

November 2023 | Chapter from The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste and short stories ‘Doors’ and ‘Vampire’ from Apple and Knife by Intan Paramaditha

September 2023 | Excerpt from ‘Nevermind’, a short story in The Memory Library and Other Stories of Dirty Computer and emotion picture Dirty Computer, both by Janelle Monáe

August 2023 | Memoir None of the Above: Reflections on Life Beyond the Binary by Travis Alabanza

If you’re interested in joining the group but you’re not sure what to expect – just come along to a session and listen in, there’s no need to talk or take part in the discussion unless you’d like to!

Read more about what we are up to on our blog page here, including book recommendations by group members.

Want to Come Along?

Attendance is free, and the group is a warm space to share ideas, passion for literature, and laughter! To find out more or book, email Lil at

*All women-only events are inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender fluid people who are comfortable in a space that centres the experience of women.

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