The Dispossessed Book Club

Join Incite Seminars Anarchist Reading Circle as we read The Dispossessed by Ursula La Guin.

Cover of first edition

From the back cover:

A bleak moon settled by utopian anarchists, Anarres has long been isolated from other worlds, including its mother planet, Urras—a civilization of warring nations, great poverty, and immense wealth. Now Shevek, a brilliant physicist, is determined to reunite the two planets, which have been divided by centuries of distrust. He will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have kept them apart.

To visit Urras—to learn, to teach, to share—will require great sacrifice and risks, which Shevek willingly accepts. But the ambitious scientist’s gift is soon seen as a threat, and in the profound conflict that ensues, he must reexamine his beliefs even as he ignites the fires of change.

Incite Seminars’ Anarchist Reading Circle will meet on five Thursday evenings from 6-8 PM EST: October 29th, November 5th, 19th, December 3rd, and 17th.

Discussion Schedule:

  • October 29th: chapters 1 & 2
  • November 5th: chapters 3 & 4
  • November 12th: no meeting – Join the Ludic Liberation Lab
  • November 19th: chapters 5 & 6 & 7
  • November 26th: no meeting, holiday
  • December 3rd: chapters 8 & 9 & 10
  • December 10th: no meeting – Join the Ludic Liberation Lab
  • December 17th: chapters 11, 12, & 13

There are two ways to join:

Patreon Supporter ($10+): If you are an Incite Seminars Patreon supporter at $10 level or higher, group participation is included in your membership! Please join us for this group read and keep coming back for future anarchist text discussions. If you are a Patreon member already but not a regular member of the group, we still ask that you register for the complimentary ticket below so we can share the meeting information.

Donation: If you’re curious about the group but aren’t ready to commit your ongoing support, you can contribute any amount you are able and inspired to (minimum allowed by eventbrite is $1).

Registration

Please register by buying a ticket at our Eventbrite page. We are committed to making all our offerings accessible to those who are eager to learn, regardless of financial means. If you have any questions or concerns, please email inciteseminarsphila@gmail.com.