Queer Fiction Bookclub
Our 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 first Wednesday of the month, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm 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 (email@example.com) for each month.
Please note: we recommend to order the books far enough in advance because although they are available, it can take a bit of time.
Bookread December 2023 – Winter by Ali Smith
Regular book club participants have exceptionally selected works of non-fiction for January, February and March. But we’ll be right back to reading mostly fiction from April 2024 onwards! To all fiction-exclusive readers: thank you for your patience!
Bookread January 2024 – In the Dream House, by Carmen Maria Machado
Bookread February 2024 – Open me carefully, Emily Dickinson’s intimate letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson, edited by E.L. Hart and M.N. Smith
Bookread March 2024 – Dirty River, A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home, by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
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. 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.
03. Januar 2024 (18.30-20.30)
07. Februar 2024 (18.30-20.30)
06. März 2024 (18.30-20.30)