HOUSMANS RADICAL BOOKS NEWSLETTER MARCH 2012

24 February 2012 — NEWS

1. Housmans Virtual Book Club
2. Competition to win a pair of tickets to Camus’ ‘Caligula’ 

IN-STORE EVENTS
3. Women’s History Month presents: ‘Women’s history: half the future half the past’ with Jessica Metheringham-Owlett
4. Coalition of Resistance presents: ‘Eurozone in crisis: what is to be done?’
5. Bent Bars presents: ‘Gender and the prison industrial complex’ with S. Lamble 
6. Zero Books presents: ‘Capitalist realism: is there no alternative?’  with Mark Fisher

1. Housmans Virtual Book Club
As announced in last month’s newsletter, Housmans is starting up a virtual book club, with the first book up for discussion being Mark Fisher’s ‘Capitalist Realism’ (Mark will be talking at Housmans this month). For more information as to how it will work, and to get involved, please visit: http://www.housmans.com/blog/?p=1240

The book will be available at a special 25% discount. For more information please contact the shop, and mention the Book Club.

2. Competition to win a pair of tickets to Camus’ ‘Caligula’

This is sure to be a really interesting production of this rarely-performed play. For more information, and to win a pair of tickets, please visit the Housmans blog:http://www.housmans.com/blog/?p=1254

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IN-STORE EVENTS

Full listings information can be found at www.housmans.com/events.php

3. Women’s History Month presents:
‘Women’s History: half the future half the past’ with Jessica Metheringham-Owlett
Wednesday 7th March, 7pm

£3, redeemable against any purchase
A talk considering such questions as: Why is the history overwhelmingly male-dominated? What are women missing and why does it matter? How should we go about changing this – through politics, through education, or as individuals? As well as looking at the famous and remembered, Jessica will draw on the stories of those neglected by history.

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4. Coalition of Resistance presents:

‘Eurozone in crisis: what is to be done?’

Sunday 11th March, 3pm

Free entry

Join Coalition of Resistance for the launch of the pamphlet, ‘Eurozone in crisis: what is to be done?’ and to send off their delegation of trade unionists, politicians, and campaigners to Greece. Responding to crises currently facing countries across Europe, the pamphlet includes analyses and proposals for action bound by the common goal of combating austerity measures and reducing the privatisation of everyday life. The event accompanies a Greek solidarity campaign organised by the Coalition of Resistance and the People’s Charter. Please consider getting involved – more info here:http://www.housmans.com/blog/?p=1259

5. Bent Bars presents: 
Gender and the prison industrial complex with S. Lamble 
Wednesday 14th March, 7pm

£3, redeemable against any purchase

S. Lamble, member of the Bent Bars Collective, an LGBTQ prison letter writing project, will lead a discussion on ‘Captive genders: trans embodiment in the prison industrial complex,’ a collection of writings on how race, gender, ability, and sexuality are lived in captivity. Lamble is also a contributor to the book. . 
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6.
Zero Books presents:
Capitalist Realism: is there no alternative?’  with Mark Fisher
Wednesday 28th March, 7pm
£3, redeemable against any purchase

Join writer, theorist and teacher Mark Fisher for a discussion on his book, ‘Capitalist Realism: Is there no alternative?’, which examines how capitalism since 1989 has successfully presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system – a situation that the bank crisis of 2008, far from ending, has compounded.

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