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keepers • transmitters • vessels

Wednesday October 26, 6-7pm, IRL at Gallery TPW

This iteration of bookclub will respond to Gallery TPW’s current exhibition: Piña, Why is the Sky Blue? by exploring three texts that discuss matrilineal knowledge and archives. The readings will be considered in conjunction with the exhibition. The gallery will stay open from 5-6pm on the day of the event should participants wish to spend time with the exhibition beforehand. The readings are listed below and will be shared with participants upon signing up. Feel free to read as much or as little of the readings as you like, this will be an informal discussion.

The readings will be sent to you when you RSVP. 

> “Grandma’s Story” by Trinh T. Minh-ha

> “Harbour” by Amy Fung

> The Archive and the Repertoire (excerpt), by Diana Taylor

Support small press: Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being by Amy Fung



Starting a new year in another lockdown, Annie (Curator of Programming and Public Engagement) and Heather (Curatorial Resident) decided to start a book club to come together in a fun, low-key (online) way, akin to hanging out in a cozy living room, pre-pandemic style. Our three-part bookclub will take place throughout 2022, and will include fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.



BYOP - Bring Your Own Poem

Saturday, July 30th, 2pm-3pm 

At the park around the south corner from Gallery TPW (MacGregor Playground)

Join us for our in-person summer edition of bookclub: Bring Your Own Poem! For this edition, we invite you to share a selection of poems for a collective close reading. We want this gathering to be a space for you to share a poem or two that has inspired a sense of awe, made you laugh, has deeply resonated with you, or presents a juicy complexity asking to be unpacked together. Come with one to three poems, or none if you prefer to listen.


February 18, 2022

Online via Zoom Webinar

The first bookclub get-together centred around a discussion of Souvankham Thammavongsa’s collection of short stories, How to Pronounce Knife. 


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