Bluets: Maggie Nelson

Past Texta book club

Texta is no ordinary book club; it's for people who love art. We use fiction (mostly) to unpack the subjects, themes and emotions of art. Conversation is never colourless, and is facilitated by our brains trust from QUT Creative Industries Faculty.

Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color...

Maggie Nelson

To coincide with the exhibition Elixir of light at William Robinson Gallery, we will be discussing Bluets by Maggie Nelson. A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the colour blue. With Bluets, Maggie Nelson has entered the pantheon of brilliant lyric essayists.

The evening commences with a brief tour of the current exhibition, followed by a glass of wine and generous amounts of conversation about the title of choice.

Texta is held through the year on Tuesday evenings from 6:15pm. Purchase this title from the QUT Bookshop or QUT Art Museum.

Tuesday 6 April (in-person) and Wednesday 7 April (online), 6:15pm
William Robinson Gallery
Venice, by Nick Earls (from the Wisdom Tree series, five interconnected but separate novellas)

Tuesday 25 May, 6:15pm
QUT Art Museum
The Yield, by Tara June Winch

Tuesday 13 July, 6:15pm
QUT Art Museum
Song of the Crocodile by Nardi Simpson

Tuesday 19 October, 6:15pm
QUT Art Museum
Dead bolt by Ella Jeffery

Tuesday 16 November, 6:15pm
William Robinson Gallery
Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro


William Robinson Gallery


10 March 2020





Bluets book cover