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Reading Group: for generations that are yet to be born

Join artist and Bluecoat Project Curator Katherine Ka Yi Liu 廖加怡 for a restorative online reading group around bell hooks' All About Love.


6:00pm - 7:30pm


Mon 13 December 2021 - Mon 21 March 2022

This group is a safe platform for collective reading and sharing. It holds space for care and encourages the practice of reading together as a form of survival, resistance and healing under our current post-lockdown but still in pandemic condition.

In the first few sessions, the group will be focusing on exploring different chapters from All About Love: New Visions (Love Song to the Nation) (2000) by African-American scholar and activist bell hooks. Each chapter deconstructs and reframes our assumptions about “love” as a primarily romantic emotion and how love became a "cliché", instead it reconnects us to love that is redemptive, and healing; an understanding of love that in Covid times we need more than ever.

Join us regularly each month or for one session. No need to complete the reading beforehand, there will be time to read each chapter at the beginning of the group and time for discussion after.

Free, booking required.


Monday 13 December 2021 - all about love, chapter 11, Loss: Loving into life and death

Monday 10 January 2022 - all about love, chapter 12, Healing: Redemptive Love

Monday 14 February 2022- all about love, chapter 8, Community: Loving Communion

Monday 14 March 2022 - all about love, chapter 4, Commitment: Let Love be Be Love in Me