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Monday, May 16, 2011

the reading room :: e-newsletter issue 27

Hi all,

You may have noticed on our facebook group page that we are looking for support via crowdfunding website Pozible. Basically we hope to use the money raised here to improve the reading room's lighting and hopefully make it a wireless hotspot. We'd love it if you could spread the word amongst your networks and friends. (

The t-shirt exhibition, Very Handsome, is still up, with a few t-shirts still available. Come on down and support these four young artists

We are extending the deadline for our June exhibition to this Thursday, 19th May. If you are interested or know someone who might be, check out our application guidelines.
The exhibition opening would hopefully take place the first Thursday in June.

If you missed last week's great Nature Loves Courage, you missed out. But don't worry, another one is in the works. Join the facebook group or email for more info.

For the most up-to-date info check the blog, or the facebook group, or join the mailing list! Email with 'subscribe' in the subject line. Oh and we tweet now

Here's what's coming up at the reading room...

:: Monday 16th May :: TONIGHT!!!
CHESS NIGHT from 6 - 8pm
Fortnightly on Mondays, come and play chess at the reading room.
facebook event

:: Friday 20th May ::
We welcome our new resident poet, Kathryn Hummel
Kathryn will be in the reading room from 4pm - 6pm each Friday. She'll be collaborating with visitors and regulars to the reading room, working to create a perforamcne based on what has been created during her residency.
Here's a little info about her:
Having spent several years travelling, working and writing overseas, Kathryn Hummel, a native of Adelaide, is now a PhD candidate at the University of South Australia. Currently she is writing and researching autoethnography, drawing on her experiences of life in Bangladesh, and is in the process of developing a new genre of collaborative prose-poem, inspired by the work of Drik Picture Library and the South Asian Institute of Photography, Pathshala. As well as her poetry, Kathryn’s fiction and non-fiction, popular and academic writing has been published in Australia, the US, Nepal, Bangladesh, and India. A shameless cafe crawler, Kathryn enjoys all types of tea and takes her coffee with milk and one sugar.

:: Wednesday 1st June ::
May meeting of the Adelaide Feminist Reading Group.
This month we're reading Erica Jong's 'Fear of Flying' and follow the adventures of anti-heroine Isadora Wing on her search for freedom, independence, and the elusive "zipless fuck".
Facebook event

:: Saturday 25th June ::
It's our first birthday! Stay tuned for news on some kind of party or something. (any ideas?!?)

:: Thursday 30th June ::
Have you heard about the Festival of Unpopular Culture?
Well click that link and consider yourself (somewhat) enlightened. If you have an idea for an event that fits our guidelines we'd love to hear from you. The reading room is involved, and is open to ideas - readings, launches, talks, etc. Stay tuned for more info. The closing date for proposals is Thursday 30th June.

Thanks everyone for supporting the reading room.

the reading room
153 hindley st :: adelaide


  1. Hey there!
    I was just wondering if there was any way to know if you're open each Tuesday. I end up walking the length of Hindley St 3 times in 1 hour whenever I check and get unlucky :( So, I dunno...
    Thanks anyway.

  2. Hi Nick, we are open Tuesdays from approx 2pm.