Events

Book (Gay theme) – Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong

9161zsTJi3LDate: 20 Sept 2018, 8pm-10pm

Book: In his haunting and fearless debut, queer Vietnamese refugee Ocean Vuong walks a tightrope of historic and personal violences, creating an interrogation of the American body as a borderless space of both failure and triumph. At once vulnerable and redemptive, dreamlike and visceral, compassionate and unforgiving, these poems seek a myriad existence without forgetting the prerequisite of self-preservation in a world bent on extinguishing its othered voices. Vuong’s poems show, through breath, cadence, and unrepentant enthrallment, that a gentle palm on a chest can calm the most necessary of hungers.

Place: Tom N Tom
Icon Village, 10 Gopeng Street.
Please wait outside Tom N Tom cafe and we’ll proceed somewhere private. Please be on time.

RSVP: TBA.


Book Club (Lesbian Theme) 

OMNI-OY-CVF-100_1024xDate: October 2018, 8pm-10pm

Book: Ovidia Yu dissects all things female—from breasts to virginity, motherhood to lesbian love—and lays them bare in this omnibus collection of her finest works, including The Woman in a Tree on the Hill, the only Singapore play to win the Edinburgh Fringe First award.

We will read three plays, The Woman in a Tree on the Hill, Three Fat Virgins, and Hitting (on) Women.  If you want to read all the plays in the book, please go ahead.

Place: Tom N Tom
Icon Village, 10 Gopeng Street.
Please wait outside Tom N Tom cafe and we’ll proceed somewhere private. Please be on time.

RSVP: TBA.


Book Club (Queer Theme): Unlimited Intimacy: Reflections on the Subculture of Barebacking by Tim Dean

9780226139395Date: Nov 2018

Book: Barebacking—when gay men deliberately abandon condoms and embrace unprotected sex—has incited a great deal of shock, outrage, anger, and even disgust, but very little contemplation. Purposely flying in the face of decades of safe-sex campaigning and HIV/AIDS awareness initiatives, barebacking is unquestionably radical behavior, behavior that most people would rather condemn than understand. Thus the time is ripe for Unlimited Intimacy, Tim Dean’s riveting investigation into barebacking and the distinctive subculture that has grown around it.

Audacious and undeniably provocative, Dean’s profoundly reflective account is neither a manifesto nor an apology; instead, it is a searching analysis that tests the very limits of the study of sex in the twenty-first century. Dean’s extensive research into the subculture provides a tour of the scene’s bars, sex clubs, and Web sites; offers an explicit but sophisticated analysis of its pornography; and documents his own personal experiences in the culture. But ultimately, it is HIV that animates the controversy around barebacking, and Unlimited Intimacy explores how barebackers think about transmitting the virus—especially the idea that deliberately sharing it establishes a new network of kinship among the infected. According to Dean, intimacy makes us vulnerable, exposes us to emotional risk, and forces us to drop our psychological barriers. As a committed experiment in intimacy without limits—one that makes those metaphors of intimacy quite literal—barebacking thus says a great deal about how intimacy works.

Please read “Introduction” (pp. 1-47) and Chapter 1 (pp. 48-96). If you’re interested in other chapters, please go ahead and read it.

Place: Tom N Tom
Icon Village, 10 Gopeng Street.
Please wait outside Tom N Tom cafe and we’ll proceed somewhere private.

RSVP: TBA


CHRISTMASSOCIALS 2018

Date: Dec 2018

Book: (a) BYOB. Bring your own Book. Bring a LGBTQ book that you like and want to introduce to the book club. (b) We’ll be celebrating our 10th year anniversary in 2019. Please come and share your ideas on how we can celebrate. (c) We’ll also appreciate feedback for some of the things you want to see in the book club in 2019.

Place: Tom N Tom
Icon Village, 10 Gopeng Street.
Please wait outside Tom N Tom cafe and we’ll proceed somewhere private.

RSVP: TBA


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4 responses to “Events

  1. joyce

    How do I join or find our more information if I do not have facebook? Is there an email contact?

  2. Hi! We are at Tom N Tom but cannot find you! Where are you guys? xx

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