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 caregiving, the notion of found-families, and the grief and joys associated with these experiences. We are reading two texts – excerpts from Joan Didion’s haunting memoir, Blue Nights where she speaks to us about the death of her daughter and Allen Barnett’s The Times As It Knows Us, a tender short story about a group of gay friends and lovers who care for one another as the AIDS epidemic hit New York.
Join us as we try to unpack experiences of caring and being cared for through these accounts.
On registration, we will send you the text and the topics/themes we could discuss.
This session is conducted as part of our engagements for the MAP OSCH Collective. The MAP OSCH Collective is 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.
Bookings are closed for this event.