QUEER READING FOR QUEER WRITERS WITH JULIET JACQUES
17.10.2022 / 31.10.2022
14.11.2022 / 28.11.2022
Writer and filmmaker, Juliet Jacques, leads a series of fortnightly evening classes over three months that explore queer approaches to experimental writing. Taking in the literary work of Oscar Wilde, Kate Bornstein and Virginia Woolf, amongst others, Juliet will lead the group on a journey to discover what it is that makes fiction ‘queer’, setting writing exercises that encourage participants to develop their own interpretations and writing.
Part of QUEERCIRCLE’s exploration of informal learning
Juliet Jacques is a writer and filmmaker based in London. She has published four books: Rayner Heppenstall: A Critical Study (Dalkey Archive, 2007); Trans: A Memoir (Verso, 2015); a volume of short stories, Variations (Influx Press, 2021); and Front Lines: Trans Journalism 2007-2021 (Cipher Press, 2022). I write short fiction, as well as journalism, essays and criticism on literature, film, art, music, politics, gender, sexuality and football. My work has appeared in The Guardian, for whom I documented my gender reassignment in a series entitled A Transgender Journey (2010-12) as well as London Review of Books, Granta,Sight & Sound, Frieze,Art Review,New York Times, The Washington Post,TimeOut,New Humanist, Five Dials, New Inquiry, The New Statesman, Berfrois, Schirn, Mal, Tribune, New Socialist, Novara Media, 3:AM and many other places.