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Public Programme

Throughout the COMMUNAL programme we will be working with Brighton’s feminist bookshop on two projects:

The first is The Feminist Bookshelf – a series of critical responses to a curated selection of titles from the bookshop, including Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction. We have worked with The Feminist Bookshop to bring 15 titles per each chapter of the programme, Past, Present and Future.

To accompany the bookshelf is our Feminist Reading Group. Each fortnight we will release a written resource created by the bookshop’s founder Ruth to accompany the chosen title;
1. A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf, 1929
2. The Black Unicorn, Audre Lorde, 1978
3. The Power, Naomi Alderman, 2016

We invite you to read along with us, get in touch and share your views.

The Feminist Bookshop is an independent bookshop based in central Brighton, currently online and delivering. The shop opened in November 2019 following a successful crowdfunding campaign. The bookshop stocks a range of bookswritten by and about women, hosts events celebrating female artists and provides space for dialogue, discussion and debate.


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