Audre Lorde: Dream of Europe — Reading Group #1
Poetry is Not a Luxury with Gloria Wekker

Sunday September 20, 2020
16:00–18:00 (CET)

During Poetry is Not a Luxury, the very first session of the reading group, we will introduce the publication while reading the preface, a letter to Audre Lorde from Dagmar Schultz, and transcripts of Black Women's Poetry Seminar, April - July 1984, on pages 9 through 72. The guest reader for this session will be Gloria Wekker.

Gloria Wekker is an Afro-Surinamese Dutch scholar, whose extensive body of work has brought questions of colonialism, race, gender, sexuality and diaspora to the forefront of critical scholarship on the Netherlands and the Dutch Empire. In 1984, she became a founding member of “Sister Outsider”, an Amsterdam-based literary circle for lesbian black women named after Audre Lorde’s famous text by the same name. She has inspired an entire new generation of scholars and activists in both the Netherlands and beyond to take up questions of colonialism and race, and to do so intersectionally.