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Readers of Colour

24th November at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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One event on 24th November, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on 15th December, 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.

Readers of Colour is a thriving community of readers of colour who come together to read writing by women and non-binary writers of colour

Readers of Colour, Wednesday 27th October, Wednesday 24th November, Wednesday 15th December, 6pm to 7.30 pm, Online, Women* of Colour Only, 16+

 

We share laughter, ideas and discussions, and each month focus on a set reading, ‘watching’ or ‘listening’. We sometimes watch short films or listen to podcasts or music, and occasionally have guest speakers. To keep commitment and cost down, we tend to read/ watch/ listen to a small focused piece or selection of pieces each month – though occasionally we also read book club books from the library. You can read more about us and what we’ve discussed in the past at the Readers of Colour page. In our Autumn 2021 Programme, sessions will include:

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.
  • Watching online events featuring women of colour authors from Aye Write: Glasgow’s Festival of Books
  • Reading Sareeta Domingo’s steamy romance, IF I DON’T HAVE YOU, part of Jacaranda Books’ Twenty Black British authors published in 2020

Some events may be longer following a 17.45 – 19.45 format to allow time to watch online events together, however group members will be emailed in advance to make them aware of this.

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.

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

Booking

This event takes place online. For more information and to book, please email nadine.jassat@womenslibrary.org.uk. This event is for women* of colour and non-binary people of colour (16+).

*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.

Accessibility

This session takes place via an online video call link. If you would like to attend, please book below and 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 touchand we’ll do all we can to support you in joining the session.

An automated live transcript using Otter.ai is available during this event. See here for upcoming events where live captioning with Stagetext is arranged.