Reading Club with the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre

Between the Lines is partnering with the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre in Hamilton to co-host a monthly reading club.

Drop in for one or all five discussions about books exploring gender, capitalism, police abolition, colonialism, the housing crisis, class, and more.

Each reading club meeting will take place on Saturdays, 10am-12pm, in a hybrid format: in-person (in Hamilton at the Workers Arts and History Museum) and on Zoom.

October 28Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women by Silvia Federici – REGISTER HERE

November 25The Tenant Class by Ricardo Tranjan – REGISTER HERE

January 27Direct Action Gets the Goods: A Graphic History of the Strike in Canada by the Graphic History Collective - REGISTER HERE

February 24Disarm, Defund, Dismantle: Police Abolition in Canada edited by Shiri Pasternak, Kevin Walby and Abby Stadnyk - REGISTER HERE

April 27 (virtual only) – Decolonize Self-Care by Alyson K. Spurgas and Zoe Meleo-Erwin - REGISTER HERE

GETTING THE BOOK: If you’re looking for a copy of any of the books, you can order them through the BTL website. Ebooks are also available! Use code WAHC2324 to receive a 10% discount from the BTL website on any reading club books. If you encounter any issues with getting your hands on the book, please email [email protected] and Sara will be happy to help. Local bookstores in Hamilton, of which there are many, can also order the books at your request, or you can check your local library for available copies.

LOCATION: WAHC’s address is 51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, ON, L8L 1B5. Located in the historic Custom House beside Hamilton’s West Harbour GO station, you can get here easily on the Lakeshore West line via GO transit. Hamilton’s HSR bus lines and Sobi bicycle share options are also available nearby. You will find free parking on both sides of Stuart Street and in the nearby West Harbour GO parking lot. Our main entrance is now the east-side door. Look for our accessible entrance with the ramp!

OPTION TO JOIN VIRTUALLY: While these events have been planned around an assumption of participants attending in-person at WAHC, we recognize offering virtual attendance may benefit those who have access or accessibility needs. If you wish to join the event virtually, you may connect to the in-person event via a Zoom meeting link. Please reach out to [email protected] if you wish to connect virtually.

ACCESSIBILITY: WAHC is physically accessible for those who use mobility aids. All building floors are accessible via the elevator. Two gender neutral bathrooms in the basement have a physically accessible stall. If you have accessibility needs, please speak to a member of staff. You can also access more detailed accessibility info on our website,

MASKING: Masks are still required in all indoor areas of the Custom House. We will have free disposable masks available at the front door for those that need them.

For questions, please contact [email protected] or check out the event listing at the Workers Arts and History Centre webpage.