This month's theme is on ANGER + RAGE:
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.
This month's theme is on ANGER + RAGE:
This month our theme is WITCHES.
There has been renewed interest in witchcraft and the occult lately – for reasons that require deeper critical thought. The figure of the witch is embedded within every culture since early civilisation. We associate witches with magic, healing, spells, fortune telling, demons, the Devil himself, brooms, power, disobedience and, of course, women - lonesome women, often terribly old and most likely evil and dangerous. However these women used to hold a very important place in the community: healers and sometimes midwives, these supposedly evil witches were simply the common medical system in the ancient time, in touch with their environment.
Through this collection of readings we will think through modern-day practices, the connection between feminism and witchcraft, the relation between system powers (like: patriarchy, modern science and medicine, doctrine religions) have with witchcraft and the witch hunts throughout history.
In the next session, which takes place on 6 February, we will be exploring the theme of romantic love & intimacy.
Reading List: SICKNESS & DISABILITY
In January we will be exploring the theme of sickness, illness, and disability.
More info soon!
Reading list: TECHNOLOGY
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!
Reading list: MOTHERHOOD
For those not on our mailing like, please get in touch if you'd us to provide you with digital scans of readings 1, 2 & 3.
On Friday 28 September we will be presenting plot twist alongside a short montage of readings as part of the jajajaneeneenee livestream at STEDELIJK BOOK CLUB: PRESS! PRINT! PUBLISH!
Come join us from 8pm!
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.
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.
If you're interesting in joining or collaborating with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile, you can read more about us on our info page and keep up to date with our readings lists on our news page or follow us on social media for erratic updates...
Andreea Breazu, Angelica Sgouros, Aura Lydon, Carmela Naya, Carmen Gray, Danae Io, Elisa Grasso, Ellyse Randrup, Emilia Thorin, Emily Aris, Elizaveta Strakhova, Fallon Does, Flora Hughes-Onslow, Hannah Pezzack, Helena Naeff, Jeanette Bisschops, Juliette Lizotte, Lauren Brumley, Lucia Dove, Maike Statz, Maxime Diaz, Radna Rumping, Rosie Haward, Rosie Eveleigh, Naomi Credé, Sofia Dourron, Sophia Seawell, Victoria Meniakina
plot twist is a literary collective aiming to facilitate alternative learning and sharing among womxn ->