group reading

12:30–14:00 on 30.07.22

group reading

monthly-ish workshops at Glasgow Women’s Library, led by Misa Brzezicki

Final workshop on Saturday 30 July

Continuing research developed via The Work Room's residency programme in 2021, member Misa Brzezicki is offering a series of four workshops to members of The Work Room, sharing her practice and research around reading as a live and phyiscal practice.

Moving a solo research process towards a collective enquiry, group reading will be an open space for improvised encounters between bodies, language and meaning. By framing improvisation as a kind of reading, workshops will explore ways to sense, measure, and keep company with ideas.


Using a range of approaches to reading - aloud/in your head, listening, witnessing - the group will be in dialogue with various texts drawn from the Glasgow Women’s Library collection and further afield. The workshops will involve moving, chatting and maybe some writing or drawing. The intensity of movement and amount of information to process will be negotiated as a group. There will be space for rest and reflection, and options to engage with written language beyond reading from a page.

In the final workshop of this series, we will be thinking about...

What books and bodies hold // ways in which they organise themselves - think covers, contents, index // how to carry a library with you  

...through dancing, discussing and writing together, and with the help of some texts by Laure Prouvost and Katrina Palmer. 

Anyone with an interest in moving and thinking about these ideas together is welcome! You don’t need to have attended a previous workshop to be able to join this session

Dates & Times

  • Saturday 07 May  12:30 - 2pm
  • Saturday 04 June  12:30 - 2pm
  • Saturday 02 July   12:30 - 2pm
  • Saturday 30 July 12.30 - 2pm

Booking

This event is free to TWR members, but booking is essential. To book your place, please email hello@theworkroom.org.uk, along with the dates you wish to book in for. There is a max capacity of 12 people per session.

Location

group reading will take place in the Event Space at Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy St, Bridgeton, Glasgow. Please note there are no changing rooms in the library space.

Access at GWL

The Event Space is on the ground floor of the library and there is level access into the building and Event Space via the main doors. The main doors are heavy and not currently power assisted but GWL staff are on hand to help, if needed. 

Toilets are all gender enclosed stalls and there are accessible toilets on the ground and first floors.

The Event Space is fitted with an induction loop.

The GWL is a public building and there will be people using the library while sessions are taking place. The Event Space is a private space but is overlooked by a mezzanine which can be accessed by the public, and has large windows looking into the space from the foyer.

More information about access at the library can be found here

 

'group reading' led by Misa Brzezicki, is supported by The Work Room via our Member-Led Events programme. This is an open and ongoing, informal invitation to members, to propose small scale and one-off artist led activity which encourages sharing of practice and exchange within TWR’s membership. If you have an idea you would like to discuss with a member of TWR team, please email hello@theworkroom.org.uk 

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