Liquid Reading Group #3:
Full Labial Display
Online event | 15th October, 7–8:30pm
It’s harvest season, an opportunity for some people to lead conversations into non sequiturs about ley lines, witches, and bogs, so many happy October returns from us.
Our next Liquid Reading Group is open to all and on fuckingZoom on Thursday October 15th at 7pm co-hosted by Roisin Agnew (me) and Clem MacLeod, editor of Worms, a magazine dedicated to female and non-binary writing that’s previously featured the likes of Sarah Schulman, Maggie Nelson, McKenzie Wark, Olivia Sudjic, and others.
For this session Clem and Roisin (me) will be looking at feminist writer Andrea Dworkin, most often described as “anti-sex” and “man-hating” and too seldom described as “quite right”. Once considered untouchable by feminists, in a post you-know-what world her radical writing on sex and pornography has gained new traction and relevance.
We’ll be comparing passages from Pornography (a book famously found in public libraries with pages torn out, whether out of titillation or anger is anyone’s guess) with a piece published in Worms by Sydney-based sex worker and writer Tilly Lawless.
Reading materials for Pornography can be found here, we’ll be discussing pages 199 – 209.
And here you can find Tilly Lawless’s piece from Worms.
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Meeting ID: 796 1737 3027
If you require an audio version of this please get in touch.
Liquid Reading Group #2:
Danielle Carr, ‘The Bad Feature’
Online event | 13th August, 7–8:30pm
LIQUID READING GROUP is an iterative digital space to share and discuss a broad range of texts and practices exploring the body, sickness, desire, intimacy and collective liberation. For our next session, Rosa will lead a discussion of ‘The Bad Feature’, a text exploring ethics, the medicalisation of desire, the artifice of ‘natural’ beauty, neoliberalism, trans healthcare and bodily autonomy.
Written by the daughter of a plastic surgeon, this text looks at the merging of the beauty and medical industries under a privatised healthcare system. Read the text here. If you’d like to join us, please register by email for the Zoom details.
Liquid Reading Group #1:
Carolyn Lazard, ‘Colostomy Fannypack’
Online event | 9th July, 7–8:30pm
We are delighted to announce the LIQUID READING GROUP, an iterative digital space to share and discuss a broad range of texts and practices exploring the body, sickness, desire, intimacy and collective liberation.
Open to everyone, the reading group will be held once a month on Zoom and run for about an hour. All texts will be either open source or supplied as PDF. This will be an accessible reading group, where you are free to take breaks and contribute in a way that is most comfortable for you. For the first session, the text also has an audio version included.
We will kick off with Carolyn Lazard’s ‘Colostomy Fannypack’, a autographical text on acrylic nails/colostomy bags (as prostheses), Crohn’s disease and being desired while sick. Session led by Daniel.
Please register your interest via email to obtain a Zoom link.