Sat 16 March until Sun 28 April 2024 (12:00-14:00)

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We are delighted to invite you to join us for (…) have (…) word a bimonthly reading group for word dwellers. This reading group focuses on notions of possession and dispossession within language. We will read from authors who write between linguistic and cultural borders through multilingual, multimodal and multi-vocal poetics. We will attempt to linger in the 'deformation zones' of language: where words become strange, sounds shift away from their signifiers and meaning begins to warp. 

(…) have (…) word will read about and through translation, borders, mother tongues, other-tongues, motherlands, nations, place, non-place, self, non-self and more. We will read poetry, fiction and theory by authors: Shahram Khosravi, Theresa Has Kyung Cha, Renée Green, Ahmad Almallah, and Tanya Tag among others. 

The reading group will be facilitated by Ros Del Olmo and Ire.

Sign up for the reading group sessions here:

Sat 16th March — 12h00-14h00
Sun 31st March — 12h00-14h00
Sun 14th April — 12h00-14h00
Sun 28th April — 12h00-14h00

For Whom:
This reading group is for anyone who wants to read, listen and converse. No prior reading or preparation is required. Our rhythm will favor shorter excerpts of texts and stimulate a practice of re-reading, returning and referencing. You can join one or more of the sessions. A PDF and printed reader will be provided after making a reservation. The reading group will be held in english, but we welcome any language into the conversation. We are dedicated to finding strategies to speak between languages, we can all attempt to translate when and where desired. 

Access & Location
The event will take place in person at our space. We have tea, coffee and water. We have stools, chairs and pillows. Feel free to bring your reading and writing tools, food and friends :) If you have any access requirements do not hesitate to write us at info @

'Deformation zone' is a theory of translation proposed by Joyelle Mcsweeney in a chapbook of the same title.

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