Queers Read This

24 May 2018

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Cost of entry

Full price £5 / Green member £3 / Blue member £3 / Red member £0

ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts)

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Piccadilly Circus/Charing Cross

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A reading event and dual launch of texts dedicated to queer joy.


Queers Read This is a literature event that isn't boring.’

Readings and performance by Richard Dodwell, Abondance Matanda, Nisha Ramayya, Timothy Thornton, Isabel Waidner and Joanna Walsh.

Presented by artist Richard Dodwell and writer Isabel Waidner, this reading event features various texts working across intersectional systems of oppression, formal distinctions between prose and poetry or critical and creative, and other associated disciplines of art, performance, literature and film. Readings contain themes of queer joy (Dodwell), black homes as art galleries (Matanda), states of the body produced by love (Ramayya), magpies and swallows (Thornton), gaudy baubles (Waidner) and the wish to be loved by someone that isn't capitalism (Walsh). 

This event celebrates the dual launch of Over there, a queer anthology of joy (Pilot Press, 2018) and Liberating the Canon: An Anthology of Innovative Literature (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2018). 

The title Queers Read This is gratefully borrowed from an anonymously published leaflet distributed at pride march in New York, June 1990.


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