Book Club

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Unspoken Words Book Club celebrates the immense diversity and exciting evolution of one of the world’s oldest literary forms: poetry. With an emphasis on the richness, creativity, and vitality of the form, the club will explore works both ancient and modern from a cross-cultural perspective. All are welcome to join! Meetings are casual.

This book club has been organised in collaboration with Better Read Than Dead, and will be co-hosted by Better Read staff and Unspoken Words team members.

When: Fourth Monday of each month, 6.30-7.30pm.

How much: This book club is FREE! We just ask that you register here to give us an idea of numbers.

What else: Drinks and nibblies provided on us!

Membership: Book club members get 10% off book club titles, and membership is free.

READING LIST

  • June 25th: Inside my Mother by Ali Cobby Eckermann
  • July 23rd: Parenthetical Bodies by Allison Gallagher
  • August 27th: Duino Elegies & The Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke (trans. Stephen Mitchell)
  • September 24th: Citizen by Claudia Rankine
  • October 22nd: Rallying by Quinn Eades
  • November: TBA

INFO

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We pay our respects to the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora nation, on whose lands we meet. We recognise they never ceded sovereignty or authority to any state or corporate entity. If we’re living in so-called Australia, we’re living on Aboriginal land.

COMMUNITY

This is a safer spaces event and all voices are welcome. It’s always okay to leave the room or take care of yourself if the discussion is putting you in a vulnerable position. If you need some support or want to check in with someone, please see the hosts.

ACCESS

Meetings are at Better Read Than Dead on King St, Newtown. The space is well-lit and quiet, and located upstairs (with functioning elevator access). The bookshop is accessible by train (Newtown station) or buses along King St. There is no designated parking, but several side streets in the vicinity have space to pull up and drop off / pick up. If you have specific access requirements, please get in touch!

CONTACT

For any questions, contact us.