Queer Conditions Reading Group

The Queer Conditions Reading Group will be a new reading group based in Birmingham. The group will be led by its members, with texts decided on collectively, encompassing literature extending from critical theory, to short stories or works of speculative fiction.

People of any sexuality or gender identity are welcome to join in the readings and the group will, in the future take place across differing venues. We hope this will allow a broader capacity, better accessibility and to stimulate conviviality with and between members of the group.

The group will explore texts with a grounding in Queer theory, but seek to hold conversation concerning contemporary issues of austerity, displacement, post-colonial conditions, and wider Feminist/Anti-Colonial/Anti-Capitalist thought.

The first Queer Conditions Reading Group will take place at Grand Union on Thursday 1 November at 6pm. Texts will be read together during the event so there is no need to prepare ahead of the session. We are excited to be welcoming Burning House Books to this session, where founder Aimee Bea Ballinger will be presenting a selection of books from their catalogue and we will be selecting passages to read together, among others.

If you are interested in taking part please email sean [at] grand-union.org.uk

 

About Burning House Books

Burning House Books is an online and pop-up art and theory bookshop founded by Aimee Bea Ballinger in 2016.

The ‘Burning House’ of the name is taken from a painting by mixed-media artist, AIDS activist and writer David Wojnarowicz, whose seminal book Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration (first published in 1991 and recently brought back into print by Canongate) Aimee forcibly presses into the hands of every new person she meets. The fire behind Burning House Books is to promote works that give voice to the marginalised, the soft underbellies and perverts, tough talkers and unapologetic outsiders.

The Burning House Books website is not just an online shop but an opportunity to collaborate with many inspiring, hard working sellers, artists and writers.

Burning House Books aims to provide a platform for voices that have grabbed attention with their honesty, rawness and tenacity, and whose work feels vital to share.

Keep up with Burning House Books on Instagram @burninghouse books and Twitter @burninghousebks or sign up to the monthly newsletter here: https://tinyletter.com/Aimee-BHB

If you are interested in hosting or collaborating with Burning House Books please contact aimee@burninghousebooks.com.

The Queer Conditions Reading Group will be a new reading group based in Birmingham. The group will be led by its members, with texts decided on collectively, encompassing literature extending from critical theory, to short stories or works of speculative fiction.

People of any sexuality or gender identity are welcome to join in the readings and the group will, in the future take place across differing venues. We hope this will allow a broader capacity, better accessibility and to stimulate conviviality with and between members of the group.

The group will explore texts with a grounding in Queer theory, but seek to hold conversation concerning contemporary issues of austerity, displacement, post-colonial conditions, and wider Feminist/Anti-Colonial/Anti-Capitalist thought.

The first Queer Conditions Reading Group will take place at Grand Union on Thursday 1 November at 6pm. Texts will be read together during the event so there is no need to prepare ahead of the session. We are excited to be welcoming Burning House Books to this session, where founder Aimee Bea Ballinger will be presenting a selection of books from their catalogue and we will be selecting passages to read together, among others.

If you are interested in taking part please email sean [at] grand-union.org.uk

 

About Burning House Books

Burning House Books is an online and pop-up art and theory bookshop founded by Aimee Bea Ballinger in 2016.

The ‘Burning House’ of the name is taken from a painting by mixed-media artist, AIDS activist and writer David Wojnarowicz, whose seminal book Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration (first published in 1991 and recently brought back into print by Canongate) Aimee forcibly presses into the hands of every new person she meets. The fire behind Burning House Books is to promote works that give voice to the marginalised, the soft underbellies and perverts, tough talkers and unapologetic outsiders.

The Burning House Books website is not just an online shop but an opportunity to collaborate with many inspiring, hard working sellers, artists and writers.

Burning House Books aims to provide a platform for voices that have grabbed attention with their honesty, rawness and tenacity, and whose work feels vital to share.

Keep up with Burning House Books on Instagram @burninghouse books and Twitter @burninghousebks or sign up to the monthly newsletter here: https://tinyletter.com/Aimee-BHB

If you are interested in hosting or collaborating with Burning House Books please contact aimee@burninghousebooks.com.