Bookclub at stanley picker gallery

In conjunction with the the Stanley Picker Gallery, we are pleased to announce the Writers’ Centre Kingston Book Club, where we hope to share discussions on literature and art with the surrounding community. The book club aims to bring something different to the typical discussion group. Held once a month, each session will be run in a slightly different manner and may ask participants to read the selections (which may range from novels, poetry, essays, etc) and potentially write a response to the reading, which may be creative or critical. Meetings will encourage participants to engage with one another, the reading, and potentially any writing exercises. 

Email k1609123@kingston.ac.uk for more information or to participate. Further dates soon to be confirmed


Wed 18th October, 5-7pm / at Stanley Picker Gallery
Kingston University Nursery, 3 Portland Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2SG www.stanleypickergallery.org
For the first meeting, we will look at one of two artists exhibiting at Stanley Picker, Elaine Lustig Cohen. We will be reading a selection of artist statement’s, essays, and fiction to discuss ideas on public versus private art. For this meeting, work on something with the knowledge that we will not be sharing it with each other- it is a private piece of your choosing.

Suggested reading includes Grendel by John Gardner - a 1971 novel by American author John Gardner. It is a retelling of part of the Old English poem Beowulf from the perspective of the antagonist, Grendel.

Wed 15th November, 5-7pm / at Stanley Picker Gallery
Kingston University Nursery, 3 Portland Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2SG www.stanleypickergallery.org
For November’s meeting, we will look at a selection of poetry and essays aimed at a discussion on poetic voice and reader/poet relationships. Please bring with you a piece of your own work which is inspired from the readings. This can be poetry, a short prose piece, opinion piece, or visual art. 

Suggested reading includes. Are We Human? By Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley