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 15 September 2020, 6:15PM
The Tree of Man by Patrick White, Online via zoom

Tuesday 14 July 2020, 6:15PM
The Overstory by Richard Powers, Online

Tuesday 5 May 2020, 6:15PM
Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman, Online

Tuesday 10 March 2020, 6:15PM
Bluets by Maggie Nelson, William Robinson Gallery


William Robinson Gallery


10 March 2020





Bluets book cover