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Readers of Colour

30th September at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Readers of Colour

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
Readers of Colour Credit: GWL

We meet on the last Wednesday of every month to discuss poetry, fiction, graphic novels, essays and narrative non-fiction by women and non-binary writers of colour. Past sessions have focused on folklore by Zora Neale Hurston (followed by sharing our own!), short film by Nida Manzoor, and poetry by Imtiaz Dharker. Come join us!

Readers of Colour, Wednesdays 29th July, 26th August, 30th September, 6pm to 7.15pm, Online, Women of Colour only, 16+

This month, we have a special guest who will be zooming in to us from Cape Town, South Africa, Deirdre Prins-Solani. Deirdre is one of the creatives that Nadine Aisha Jassat, the facilitator of Readers of Colour, met earlier this year at Cape Town’s women’s library, Woman Zone. She has done phenomenal work in the area of heritage and museums, and also released a pamphlet of poetry earlier this Summer.  We’ll be listening to/ reading Deirdre’s creative work and listening to her thoughts on the value of arts and the role of creatives, followed by a chat and Q&A with Deirdre herself. We’ll also be listening to music from the wonderful Tina Schouw.

Attendance is free, and the reading group is a great opportunity to meet new people, exchange and share conversations and ideas, and share passion for writing by women of colour.

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


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.


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.


Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267