Untitled (Rice Field), Gopal Ghose, c.1950, India, H. 27.1 cm, W. 37.7 cm, MAC.00164.
The Reader’s Bloc is an online/IRL group of readers taking part in reading, listening and sharing exercises around texts that help us learn more about ourselves, the identities we share and the communities we live in.
For our next session, we are thinking about making space for ourselves and raising our voices. We are reading two texts — Octavia Butler’s short story Speech Sounds, where she looks at finding meaning in a world without language; and The Gifts of City Come With Strings Attached, Srija U’s personal essay that looks at finding your way and holding on to yourself in a big city.
Join us, as we try to unpack experiences of finding our place and our voice through these accounts.
On registration, we will send you the text and the topics/themes we will discuss.
This programme is exclusively for 18–25 year olds.
This session is conducted as a part of our engagements for the MAP OSCH Collective; a community for young people (18-25 year olds) to engage with the arts and culture sector. The collective is for, of and by young people — to explore our shared identities and interests through art.
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