‘IN REAL LIFE’ Improv Book Club

Event image for the Maydays Improv Book Club. Last Friday of the month 6-8pm in Brighton for Advanced improvisers. Image is of January 28th book club read: The City we became by New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.

‘IN REAL LIFE’ Improv Book Club

For Advanced Improvisers

Don’t have time for your improv AND your book club? Why not combine the two?

What can I expect?

  • A mini-book club in which we discuss our set text
  • Games and warm-ups tailored to the source material
  • Scenes and longer sets based in the world of the book

Who is this suitable for?

  • Experienced in scenework
  • Some longform an advantage
  • Some genre-based improv an advantage

January’s Book Club Host is Maydays improviser and author Jenny Rowe

Friday 28th January book is…‘The City We Became’ by N.K.Jemisin

We’re focusing on this book for January, please make sure you’re familiar with the text before class.


Five New Yorkers must band together to defend their city in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.

Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She’s got five.

But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs beneath the earth, threatening to destroy the city and her five protectors unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.

N.K. Jemisin (b.1972) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. Her speculative works range from fantasy to science fiction to the undefinable; her themes include resistance to oppression, the inseverability of the liminal, and the coolness of Stuff Blowing Up. A multi-Hugo Award winner, her other works include numerous short stories and The Broken Earth Trilogy.

You can purchase the book at any good book shop, we like Bookshop.org

If you’re a listener rather than a reader, it seems to be free on audible at the moment here!

When: Last Friday of the month 6-8 pm from January 2022

Where: BHASVIC Brighton. 205 Dyke Rd, Brighton & Hove BN3 6EG – accessible and onsite parking available

Cost: £17.50 

Sales close 2 hours before book club begins, if you miss the online sales, message us via our Facebook page to see if we have any places available.

Min. participants 8, Max. 12. If we have to cancel the event due to low numbers, we will do this with 2 hours notice.


If we sell out before you’ve had a chance to book, do pop yourself on the waiting list in case we have any dropouts!

We want to keep our improv community as safe as possible as we return to in-person classes. You can check our COVID procedures for classes here.

If financial hardships are an issue, we are happy to offer scholarships and payment plans please contact us directly to discuss at [email protected]

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