To celebrate the publication Audre Lorde - Dream of Europe: selected seminars and interviews: 1984 -1992 (Kenning Editions, 2020), de Appel is organising a close reading group in collaboration with Martha Jager (DAI, 2016) starting late September to read and give voice to Lorde’s work as assembled in this book.
This close reading group will consist of seven sessions. Each session will be joined by guest readers who have a connection with Lorde's work, and who will read along with the group for two hours. Among the guest readers are: Philomena Essed, Nancy Jouwe, Mayra A. Rodriguez Castro, Pamela Sneed, Sayonara Stutgard, Gloria Wekker, and more to be announced.
The aim of the reading group, which can be joined both on location as online, is to read the collected seminars, readings and interviews that the book brings together, with the focus on the experience of reading and not so much on establishing a theoretical dialogue. The group will lend its voice to the work of Lorde, which will be broadcasted via livestream on the website of de Appel, existing as a live and temporary audiobook.