Collective Publishing Reading Groups


As a result of her research during the Adaptations award, artist Tamara Stoll is convening a series of reading groups for artists interested in collective/self-publishing. She has also developed the Road Less Travelled Press, an online resource for artists wanting to work collaboratively with DIY publishing.

Image credit: Rio Tape/Slide Newsreel Group Archive, Members of Sheba Press/ Lenthall Road Work-shop, early 80s.

Reading Group on Collective Publishing: Learning from Sheba Press, Centerprise and Camera Work

Following on from her work and research as part of the Adaptations award, artist Tamara Stoll is collaborating on a series of reading groups around collective publishing.

Join for one, two or all evenings. Materials will be printed for each session. No previous knowledge is required, interest is enough.

Participation is free. To book your place on any of the sessions email Tamara Stoll.

Sheba Press with Kelly Foster & Tamara Stoll.
Date – Thursday 9th Sept 6.30-8 PM
Venue – MayDay Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH

Sheba Press operated as a feminist publishing Co-op in London. We’ll be reading texts by & about the group to exchange ideas on communal approaches to knowledge and making, both print and online.

Centerprise – with David Dawson & Tamara Stoll.
Date – Thursday 16th Sept 6.30-8 PM,
Venue – Ridley Road Studios, 51-63 Ridley Road, London E8 2NP

We’ll be reading ‘Local Publishing & Local Culture’ published by Centerprise in 1975. It reflects Centerprise’s publishing activity and is out of print. We’ll be re-printing it for everyone. Issues of Eyesore will be available.

Camera Work – with Alan Denney & Tamara Stoll.
Date – Thursday 23 Sept 6.30-8 PM,
Venue – MayDay Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH

This is a chance to look at MayDay Room and Alan’s issues of Camera Work together and read about the Half Moon Photography Workshop’s publishing history and practices.