Performing Poetics: Reading Group (NGV) [Melbourne]

Event Information


Sunday March 20, 2022
2:00 PM


180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria

Auslan Interpreter/s

Glenda Judd & Rebecca White

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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This session explores two distinct but linked practices of creative and communal learning and making – poetry and the reading group.

A reading group is a space for solidarity-building and shared learning, one that has the capacity to sit outside or against traditional institutions. When a reading group sits alongside poetry practice, the two can constitute radical creative possibilities rooted in community, a potential register of or salve for the myriad ways we live and work and be under capitalism.

In two one-hour sessions, Holly Childs and Georgia Kartas/Saint Jorge will each share an aspect of their own practice and learning, exploring different ways we can think about the radical implications of reading collectively, and the relationship between the intellectual and the political to poetry.

This event is part of the Melbourne Art Book Fair highlight program Performing Poetics.

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