Happy Women's History Month! This month and every month we honor and celebrate all women.
This March, we have an exciting line-up--Jacob Tobia, Cathy Park Hong, N. K. Jemisin, and more! We are also centering disability justice this month, featuring events with powerful voices within the movement: Eli Clare, Nadina LaSpina, and Riva Lehrer. With our newly installed accessible restroom and adjustable LED lighting, we are grateful to be able to provide an increasingly accessible space for our community.
We are thrilled to be collaborating once again with Loyola University Women Studies and Gender Studies Program, born the same year as us: 1979. We hope you can join us on Tuesday, March 24 on the Loyola Campus for a special celebration honoring the work we've done and envisioning what is yet to come. Learn more and RSVP HERE.
Big Ticket Announcements!
We'll be hosting a reading, Q&A, and book signing with
When an elderly customer at a big box furniture store slips through a portal to another dimension, it’s up to two minimum-wage employees to track her across the multiverse and protect their company’s bottom line.
As a young child in North Carolina, Jacob wanted it all, but because they were "a boy," they were told they could only have the masculine half. Acting feminine labelled them "a sissy" and brought social isolation.
Such a Pretty Girl is Nadina LaSpina's story--from her early years in her native Sicily, where while still a baby she contracts polio, to her adolescence and youth in America, spent almost entirely in hospitals, where she is tortured in the quest for a cure and made to feel that her body no longer belongs to her.
In Brilliant Imperfection, Eli Clare uses memoir, history, and critical analysis to explore cure--the deeply held belief that body-minds considered broken need to be fixed. Cure serves many purposes--it saves lives, manipulates lives, and prioritizes some lives over others.
In 1990s Provincetown, Paul Lisicky searches for love and connection and comes into his own while at the same time, the center of this community is consumed by the AIDS crisis, and the very structure of town life is being rewired: What might this utopia look like during a time of dystopia?
Binding this essay collection together is Hong’s theory of “minor feelings.” As the daughter of Korean immigrants, Cathy Park Hong grew up steeped in shame, suspicion, and melancholy. She would later understand that these “minor feelings” occur when American optimism contradicts your own reality.
An architect draws questionable inspiration from her daughter’s birth defect. A content moderator for “the world’s biggest search engine,” who spends her days culling videos of beheadings and suicides, turns from stalking her rapist online to following him in real life.
Please help us celebrate the launch of Good Boys by Megan Fernandes. At this poetry reading, Fernandes will be joined by Emily Jungmin Yoon, Richie Hofmann, and Lisa Hiton. Megan Fernandes is a writer and academic living in New York City.
When Lena Johnson’s beloved grandmother dies, and the full extent of the family debt is revealed, the black millennial drops out of college to support her family and takes a job in the mysterious and remote town of Lakewood, Michigan. On paper, her new job is too good to be true. High paying. No out-of-pocket medical expenses. A free place to live. All Lena has to do is participate in a secret program—and lie to her friends and family about the research being done there.
Librarian and fake shrink Lizzie Benson’s old mentor, Sylvia Liller, makes a proposal. Sylvia’s become famous for her prescient podcast, Hell and High Water, and wants to hire Lizzie to answer the mail she receives: from left-wingers worried about climate change and right-wingers worried about the decline of western civilization.
Coming of Age at the End of Nature edited by Julie Dunlap and Susan A. Cohen
Teens First Book Group
Sunday, March 8 at 5 p.m.
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Classics of Women’s Literature
Monday, March 9
at 7:15 p.m.
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Social Justice Book Group
Sunday, March 15
at 2:30 p.m.
Redlined: Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago
by Linda Gartz
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Women’s Book Group
Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.
All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister
Well-Read Black Girl Book Group
Sunday, March 29
at 1 p.m.
by Roxane Gay
Women Aging with Wisdom & Grace Discussion & Potluck
Each month, oboist and composer Laura Adkins shares the stage with different guest musicians, performing everything from arrangements of famous opera arias to contemporary solo works. For
Women's History Month, come explore the role of women in classical music - as muses, as performers, and as creators - and examine how these roles have shaped our shared history and collective memory.
Check out our exclusive 40th Anniversary tote designed by Molly Costello!