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Online: Readers of Colour

28th October at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 25th November, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on 16th December, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on 27th January, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Three books standing on a shelf with a plant. The books are New Daughters of Africa, edited by Margaret Busby, which has a black cover with a photo of a black woman looking directly at the reader, her hands clasped behind her head; Where the Wild Ladies Are, by Matsuda Aoko, a yellow cover with a dark abstract shape in the top half, and an illustration of the knees of two women in skirts sitting beside each other; Queenie, by Candace Carty-Williams, a deep pink cover with the head of a black woman in profile, her face not visible, and long braids pulled up into a bun.

Welcome to Readers of Colour. We usually meet in Edinburgh at Lighthouse books but for the rest of 2020, we are meeting online!

Readers of Colour, Wednesdays 28th October, 25th November, 16th December, 27th January, 6pm to 7.30pm, Online, Women of Colour only, 16+

 

Three books standing on a shelf with a plant. The books are New Daughters of Africa, edited by Margaret Busby, which has a black cover with a photo of a black woman looking directly at the reader, her hands clasped behind her head; Where the Wild Ladies Are, by Matsuda Aoko, a yellow cover with a dark abstract shape in the top half, and an illustration of the knees of two women in skirts sitting beside each other; Queenie, by Candace Carty-Williams, a deep pink cover with the head of a black woman in profile, her face not visible, and long braids pulled up into a bun.
Some of the books recommended by the Readers of Colour group.

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 self care. We meet on the last Wednesday of every month via Zoom, with the group facilitated by Nadine Aisha Jassat.

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 – and in recent months have discussed poetry, podcasts, and short films!

Read more about what we are up to on our blog page here, including book recommendations by group members. Attendance is free, and the group is a warm space to share ideas, passion for literature, and laughter!

Thank you for convening this beautiful and illuminating group” – Readers of Colour attendee

This is one of our “take part” events – we’d love you to take part in the reading/watching and the discussion if you’d like to!

Event Outline

18:00 – 18:10: Welcomes and Check in

18:10 – 18.20: Group  Activity

18:20 – 19:10: Group Discussion

19:10 – 19:20: Group Activity

19:20 – 19.30: Close.

Booking

This event takes place online. For more information and to book, please email emily.ilett@womenslibrary.org.uk. This event is for women* of colour and non-binary/gender fluid people of colour.

*All women-only events are inclusive of Trans, Intersex women, non-binary and gender fluid people.

Accessibility

This session takes place online via a video/phone call. If you would like to attend, we will share an email invitation along with simple and straight forward instructions on how this will work. If you have any concerns about how this will work for you, please do get in touch and we’ll do all we can to support you in joining the session.

Organizer

Glasgow Women’s Library
Phone:
0141 550 2267
Email:
info@womenslibrary.org.uk
Website:
https://womenslibrary.org.uk/