The Book Club Bar is East London is a multi-arts bar that is about to launch its own monthly literature event to “subvert the traditional Book Club format”. The event will be a monthly radical feminist book club for millennials say organisers and will be designed for literature lovers who don’t always get the time to read.
The new book club will centre on a different theme each month, but will keep up its feminist under-theme throughout the book club. The first Book Club theme will be magic, astrology and women of the zodiac and will take place on March 24th.
The book club promises to celebrate all women writers, working class, queer, disabled, people of colour, fascist smashing feminist writers and writings and is likely to appeal to a younger audience. Each month participants will be invited to a quick-fire round of two minute slam-style slots to pitch their favourite feminist writer, writing or character. Throwing a shelf load of books into the pile, the book club wants to build its own bibliography, finishing with a book swap and furrowing into the farthest corners of feminist writings of the past and present, say organisers.
If it sounds like it’s up your street then you can turn up on the night to take part in open mic or sign up for a slot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets start from £5 in advance if you bring a copy of your favourite book to swap, rising to £7 without a book or £9 on the door.
You can find out more information at the website.