Collective Reading: The Extreme Self

Free
We are living in an accelerated culture. Things tend to feel overwhelming and our minds hold a kaleidoscopic array of information. This reading group will use The Extreme Self to host conversations on the overwhelming present we live in and how we react to it.
Lead bySam Taylor
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

11:00 pm12:30 am UTC

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Lead bySam Taylor
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

11:00 pm12:30 am UTC

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Each week we will read a section from the experimental novel The Extreme Self. If you’re wondering why the inside of your head feels so strange these days, this book may have the answers. The Extreme Self is a new kind of graphic novel that shows how you’ve been morphing into something else. It’s about the remaking of your interior world as the exterior world becomes more unfamiliar and uncertain. We’ll cover topics like fame and intimacy, post-work and new crowds, identity crisis, and eternity.

The reading will be done live within the group and we will have discussions unpacking each section after reading. No need to read ahead, just come with yourself and an open mind.

This event series requires that you, BYOT (bring your own text)!

Lastly, we would like to thank our PALs for making this event series possible and completely free. To learn more about the impact of PALs, check out this page, here.

Leader Bio

My name is Sam Taylor and I'm based in Richmond, VA. Additionally, I'm a former librarian 📚 turned Product Strategist at Manhattan Hydraulics. After a very short time talking with me, you'll quickly realize I am obsessed with hyper-niche corners of the Internet. From domestic cozy to the rock tumbling community on TikTok, I've always been interested in how folks express themselves and craft community across platforms and IRL 🌎.