On Wednesday 7 February 6pm Six chairs books will host its first twice monthly Open Reading Group – Clap when you want to! – which is an invitation to read ahead, collectively discuss and support dear bodies of women, of the earthly and the technological, and seek the joy of learning the planetary together.
Inspired by the saying ‘If you can’t read a body, you’ll never finish a book’ from ‘The Great Outdoors’ (graphic novel by Monika Janulevičiūtė and Monika Kalinauskaitė), we believe that learning sensitivity of reading bodies could lead us to reading more or, rather, finding substantially new ways of reading books. This ORG concerns itself both with the critical feminist practices and its legacies, the cosmical and the comical, & material interdependence and suffering from ills of another species, engaging with hybrid thinkers working along the lines of cultural theory, biology, feminist sciences and technology. With the first session you are invited to delve into the deep time of universe and collect some wild-oats.
For the day we will read Italo Calvino’s ‘The Spiral'(from ‘Cosmicomics’, 1965), Ursula le Guin’s ‘It Was a Dark and Stormy Night; Or, Why Are We Huddling About the Campfire?’ (1980). EXTRA EXTRA: Adrienne Rich ‘Notes Toward Politics of Location’ (1984)
The session will take place at the bookstore (Kauno Menininkų Namai / V. Putvinskio 56, Kaunas) from 6 to 8 pm. It is free and hot beverages are provided.
TO SIGN-UP AND RECEIVE MATERIALS, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org; space is very very limited, but, if necessary we can move around the KAH building.
Materials will be in English. Conversations might swing between Lithuanian/ English depending on participants’ mood and preferences.
CLAP IF YOU WANT TO!
Thursday, March 8, 6-8 pm. at the bookstore (KAH). Guest session
Thursday, March 22, 6-8 pm. at the bookstore (KAH). Guest session