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Reading for the Restless Session Four: Failure and dealing with rupture

28th Feb 2025

In the fourth and final reading forum, we explore how Queerness can teach us to get it wrong and do it anyway?

The chosen text for this final session is The Queer Art of Failure (2011) by Jack Halberstam.

Reading for the Restless is a four-part reading forum and learning community for artists, cultural practitioners, facilitators, as well as youth and education workers. The project is for people across the North West who are passionate about social justice, human rights, self expression, learning and unlearning, with a focus on developing practice. One of the focuses of the programme looks at theory - expressly queer theory - and thinks about how we might put some of these ways of thinking into practice and activate change within the communities we work within.

This session will take place in person (location TBC). The space will be open and available for one hour ahead f the advertised start time, to allow for anyone who hasn't had a chance to read the text to catch up in a quiet space.

Together we'll explore solidarity, and read from The Queer Art of Failure (2011) by Jack Halberstam.

We’ll let you know our rough plan for the session along with the reading materials a month before the session and you can let us know if you have any access requirements.

Safer spaces

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Grace Collins