Books V Cigarettes
Sat 18th Nov.
11am Black Box
Let’s get reading and talking!
Originated by CCA, booksvscigarettes creates an informal and friendly atmosphere in which to explore challenging and compelling texts and ideas.
Taking its name from George Orwell’s essay that assessed the price and value of reading against other pursuits, the focus of Outburst’s events are queer thinking and queer ideas. We read and discuss one short essay or book chapter out loud and share thoughts as we go. No need to prepare or read before – just turn up and we’ll read together. For the festival we have chosen Stone Butch Blues, Leslie Feinberg’s 1993 ground breaking novel about American white working class butch lesbian identity that resonates strongly today in relation to the contemporary complexities of gender and sexuality. Everyone welcome.