The Free Association is an ongoing experiment. We’re loosely based in Leeds–Leicester–London, in England, although we find ourselves at home nowhere (and everywhere). Sometimes we appear to be tight-knit, acting and thinking in close concert with each other. At other times we’re more of a loose network, expanding and contracting as the need arises. A reading group, a writing machine, an affinity group… Some background to our history and the way we operate can be found here.
On this site you can find our blog which is an irregular commentary – part digital scrapbook, part thinking-out-loud. We’ve also accumulated a small back catalogue of published articles, most of which are included in our anthology, Moments of Excess. Our most recent pieces are This is Not a Love Song and The Kids Was Just Crass.