Queer Book Club
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Queer authors, chosen family, chocolate milk and cookies.
Queer Book Club is a discussion group, facilitated by queer individuals, open to everyone. The focus is on reading queer authors whose experiences and perspectives have traditionally not been part of mainstream narratives. Every fortnight, we gather in a safe(r) space, away from partying and consuming, to meet, discuss and foster community ties.
For 4 weeks in November and December, we have an extra special programme in store for you: 4 get-togethers, a guest lecture, poetry, hot chocolate, plant-based biscuits and rituals to celebrate queer icons.
This is the book we are going to read: This Arab is Queer, An Anthology by LGBTQ+ Arab Writers edited by Elias Jahshan.
"This Arab is Queer is a ground-breaking collection of eighteen short memoirs and essays. Telling their truths with integrity, wisdom and wit, LGBTQ+ Arabs share their realities of what it is like to love freely in a place called home. These personal stories come from across the Middle East, the diaspora and from the most unlikely of places: living incognito in Saudi Arabia; the Libyan desert during conscripted military service; making it happen as an exile in Manhattan."
*participants get the book for free!
*the book is in English, but you can express yourself in whichever language, we'll make it work!
Register via the link above <3
It would be nice if you can attend every meeting.
29.11, 16:30 — 18:00
After an initial introduction, we will discuss queerness in literature, its importance in the queer movement and "queer erasure" or how queerness was erased from many works of literature.
6.12, 16:30 — 18:00
"Coming together, reading together" – with plant-based chocolate milk and biscuits, we will create a feeling of reading at home with a temporary chosen family.
13.12, 16:30 — 18:00
A guest lecture bringing the book to life and exploring its depth through their gaze.
20.12, 16:00 — 18:00
Last meeting to delve into the book's impact on each of us, a guided meditation, poetry and a ritual to pay tribute to queer icons.