How to Read: Writing Groups. How to Write: Reading Groups.

30 Sep 2016 – 9 Oct 2016

Five Years

London, United Kingdom


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  • Tube: Bethnal Green
  • Train: Cambridge Heath

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Publication Launch, Exhibition and Reading Events at Five Years.


New work for publication:
Jonathan Trayner; Paul Anthony Tarragó; Anniken Weber, Sadegh Aleahmad, Sikarnt Skoolisariyaporn, Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith; Edward Dorrian & Mark R Taylor; Froso Papadimitriou; Liz Murray, Mia Taylor, John Hughes and Simon Rattigan; Jennifer Boyd & Alex Borkowski; Women Artists in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s - Reading Group: Mixtape edited by Litany (Nicola Guy, Katherine Jackson, Louisa Lee, Sophie Risner, Amy Tobin); Shona Macnaughton & Luke Cooke-Yarborough; Linda Laiva; Rachel Cattle, Jenna Collins & Volker Eichelmann; Seth Guy; Rob Flint/Among Others: Alison Ballard, Beth Bramich, Sarah Duffy, Katherine Fishman, Alice Gale-Feeny, Sam Mercer, Alia Pathan; Clover Peake, Giovanna Coppola

Part 1.
How to Write: Reading Groups
was the first part of an open project to propose a series of two-hour event at Five Years in May 2015, responding to the idea of the Reading Group.
How to Write: Reading Groups was open to anyone. Anyone in existing reading and/or writing groups; seeking to start-up, co-organize and figure new groups (academic, non-academic, activist, research, fun, etc); anyone wanting to radically and carefully consider ‘reading’, ‘writing’, ‘group’ and ‘publication’ as issues of practice and research that could in any way be made, performed, drawn, played, questioned, etc; anyone thinking of developing new work for publication; or simply, anyone who reads and writes for pleasure... with others. All proposals accepted.

Part 2.
How to Read: Writing Groups. How to Write: Reading Groups. Five Years Publications: Public Series No.7
sees the publication of works freely developed from Part 1. The series of Reading Events/ Performances/ Talks at Five Years offers further possibility for widening discussion around ideas of ‘reading and writing groups’ in relation to so-called 'self-organised', 'independent' publishing.
If you are involved in ‘self-organised/ independent’ publishing and would like to present and discuss your publication(s) at Five Years within this ‘show’, please respond to the open call to participate.

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