Beginning in January 2016, a group of people living in Stroud have been meeting up once a month to discuss a ‘radical’ text. Two pieces about the group and some of the texts we read in our first year have been published by Good on Paper, one is available at the link.

In short, we read texts we define as radical, and discuss them for a couple of hours. We don’t stick to books or essays – as well as academic journal articles on complex concepts like the Anthropocene, Capitolocene, Governmentality, Social reproduction and Liberation Ecology, we’ve also looked at historical trade union badges, Chartist poems, and political Haiku. Those who attend make suggestions and decide which texts we’ll read, and we take it in turns to ‘introduce’ each session.

Join us at one of our upcoming events, or check out our list of past events (where you can find links to the texts we’ve read and a summary of our discussions), and get in touch with us with recommendations or other enquiries.

Picture of several books on a shelf, with Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher, Capital by Karl Marx, Communal Luxury by Kristin Ross, and No is Not Enough by Naomi Klein clearly visible
Some of the titles we read in 2017/18

Stroud Radical Reading Group meets once a month. Here you can find details of sessions, links, and further information

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