Queer Fiction Bookclub
Our new Queer Fiction Bookclub is a book circle that welcomes everyone interested in reading lesbian and queer fiction with others (all are welcome).
Every month, we read a work of fiction and meet to discuss it. The discussion meet-up takes place online on the last Wednesday of the month, from 6pm to 8pm Berlin time. We mostly read & meet in English, but we can accomodate for participation in German if that means you will feel more comfortable joining us!
If you need help accessing the book for the month, please mention it in your registration email.
You need to register separately via mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) for each month.
Bookread February 2023 – Paul Takes The Form of a Mortal Girl, by Andrea Lawlor
Bookread March 2023 – Girls Against God, by Jenny Hval
We select books by queer authors, but most of the time we have not read the book before each meeting and cannot provide content warnings. If you are interested in a book, please make sure you research it and can make a choice that ensures your wellbeing. You are always welcome to step out of the meeting of course if you need a break. If you regularly attend the Bookclub Clara and Juliette are looking forward to jointly select books for the following meetings.
Who is doing the Bookclub
Clara – Clara (they/them) is an avid reader and has been looking for a group to read queer fiction together for a while. Clara has been volunteering with Spinnboden for a couple of months and feels really comfortable in the space surrounded by queer and lesbian literature and history. They look forward to connecting more with this space and community.
Juliette – When having to write this bio, Juliette (she/her) realized that she has been reading books with others in some kind of group, class, circle or club since the age of 15 (she is today 30). One would think that such simultaneous fascination for written wor(l)ds and coven-like formations would have lead her to her lesbian identity much earlier but, oh well! She is eager to collaborate with Clara and connect with the Spinnboden community to dive into the world of queer & lesbian fiction.
Photo: Cover of the novel „Paul Takes The Form of a Mortal Girl“ by Andrea Lawlor
29. März 2023 (6 pm - 8 pm)