I’ve never read her

Sophia Al-Maria reading @ X Marks the Bökship, Oct 15

15 October 2014

Artist, writer and filmmaker Sophia Al-Maria is joining the I’ve Never Read Her line-up this fall with a reading at X Marks the Bökship today.

The East London literary project runs every second Wednesday of the month at X Marks the Bökship (now residing in Matt’s Gallery) with a short reading of texts written by female authors, including everyone from Katherine Mansfield and Kate Chopin to Susan Sontag and Gertrude Stein.

The next session brings Al-Maria’s work with a reading of her 2012 memoir The Girl Who Fell To Earth, which takes on the concept of Gulf Futurism and growing up with a Bedouin father and an American mother seen in lines like this:

“Eighty miles out of Al-Hasa oasis in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, a Bedouin boy named Matar was flicking the knob of a portable General Electric television on and off.”

 Read an interview with Sophia Al-Maria and see the I’ve Never Read Her event page for details. **

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I’ve never read her @ X Marks the Bökship, Aug 6

5 August 2014

The X Marks the Bökship bookshop and project space is hosting I’ve never read her, a book club and literature project, at their London location on August 6.

Concentrating on short fiction and essays written by women, the club will meet every second Wednesday of the month to read and discuss, as well as to host screenings and events around the texts read.

For the the coming installment, I’ve never read her will be reading Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans: Being a History of Family’s Progress, an almost 1000-page modernist novel dipping in and out of meta-fictional meditations on the writing process.

See the X Marks the Bökship event page for details. **

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