TOMA – Free Reading Groups (BSL Interpreted)

TOMA – Free Reading Groups (BSL Interpreted)

We’re hosting another set of FREE reading groups as part of our ongoing collaboration with Pluto Press x The Old Waterworks.

Our next run of FREE reading groups will be with Elliot Gibbons who from May 2023 will host three reading groups that will look at the publication Southend’s Twilight Worlds that he edited on local queer history and Pluto Press’ Towards a Gay Communism by Mario Mieli. Mieli’s book was first published in Italian in 1977 and is considered one of the earliest books of queer theory, although it was not seen as queer theory during the time. Over the course of these sessions, you will collectively consider LGBTQIA+ culture and theory by drawing connections between these two books.

The dates are…
Thurs May 11th from 6:30pm-8.30pm
Weds 14th June from 6:30pm-8.30pm
Thurs July 13th from 6:30pm-8.30pm


All sessions will take place at The Old Waterworks, North Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 7AB. Each reading group participant will also get a copy of the Pluto Press book by Mieli.

The link to FREE tickets is here

The Reading Room is a new collaborative project where people can read, learn, listen, and share ideas. Through linking up with other spaces across the country, Pluto Press and the Left Book Club have created libraries stocked with thought provoking books, where reading groups and opportunities to meet authors are being established, providing resources and activities that hope to catalyse creativity, collaboration and conversation. We host our stock of Pluto Press books in the library at The Old Waterworks which is open on Tuesdays.

Faye Owens