plot twist will be held at fanfare on the first Wednesday evening of each month and will last approximately eight months. Here we will gather around a table laden with snacks and drinks to explore a different theme through literature.
The first two months have been prepared, but we have deliberately left the following topics open for us to decide on together. This is a collaborative effort!
All resources such as readings, films and artworks will be created by womxn. We borrow from Sara Ahmed’s citation policy in Living a Feminist Life, in which she encourages us to view citations as (re)productive technologies – a tool that circumscribes the world around certain bodies. By citing womxn only, we work against a system that intrinsically favours men: “Citations can be feminist bricks: they are the materials through which, from which, we create our dwellings.” Ahmed, Living a Feminist Life, p.16.
Texts will be made available online, and we can print and share readings if you have no computer access.
Meetings will be held in English.
There is no fee for plot twist but small edible contributions towards snacks for each meeting will be met with open arms (and hungry mouths!).
fanfare, our host venue, is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible.
plot twist aims to be a safe space for everyone involved. Therefore we ask that you come willing to listen and respect the opinions of others, even if it differs from your own.
In the future we hope to collectively organise public activities and events.
January we will be exploring the theme of sickness, illness, and disability.
More info soon!
CHAPTER 1: Motherhood
6 November, 18.30-21.30.
If you haven't already, please send us an email letting us know you'd like to join. We can accommodate a maximum of 20 people so please get in touch ASAP!
plot twist is looking for members! If you are interested in joining, please get in touch and tell us about your favourite piece of writing or author, and why you'd like to join the group.
womxn only :-)
The first session will be held in October 2018.
Please see a provisional reading list below. Each month we will put together a focused reading list based around the theme we wish to explore. The first two themes are Motherhood/Reproduction and Technology/The Body.
Of Woman Born
Software for People
Book of Mutter
A Life's Work
Her Body and Other Parties
Carmen Maria Machado
Carol Guess & Kelly Magee
Zeros and Ones
plot twist is a literary collective aiming to facilitate alternative learning and sharing among womxn.
Through a series of monthly gatherings we critically reflect on themes intimately tied to our everyday lives—friendship, motherhood, technology, work—and consider how these manifest in works of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, essays and films. plot twist encourages active engagement with texts, looking beyond the limits of the page to consider how we negotiate ourselves within today’s patriarchal structures.