Histories of LGBT activism in the 1970's, 80's, and 90's often reduce the role that Latinas/os played, resulting in misinformation, or ignore them entirely, erasing them from history.
Join us for an exclusive conversation with two seasoned historical fiction writers Renee Rosen and Jennifer Robson.
What happens when an introverted feminist academic tosses off her big black nerd glasses and succumbs to a brutal crush on a hard-rockin’ Texas boygirl?
Searching for a new psychological thriller after reading GIRL ON THE TRAIN? UNBECOMING is it. Come join us for a reading, signing, and conversation with author Rebecca Scherm for the paperback tour of her debut novel UNBECOMING. On the grubby outskirts of Paris, Grace restores bric-a-brac, mends teapots, and resets gems. She calls herself Julie, says she's from California, and slips back to a rented room at night. In truth, home is Garland, Tennessee, where two young men have just been paroled. Both were jailed for a crime that Grace planned. The heist went bad but not before she was on a plane to Prague, contraband in her bag. As Grace's web of deception unravels, she begins a cat-and-mouse game that echoes the best of Alfred Hitchcock and Patricia Highsmith. Rebecca Scherm is a graduate of New York University and the Helen Zell Writers Program at the University of Michigan. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Jezebel, The Toast, Subtropics, and elsewhere. She lives in Michigan, where she is at work on her second novel. This free event is open to everyone.
Join us for a lively discussion on sex and sexuality in literature with moderator Anna March, featuring
Just added to our October calendar: Jeanette Winterson will be visiting the bookstore to discuss and sign her new book The Gap of Time, a cover version of William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale.
Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow is a Pushcart Prize-nominated author of My Gift of Now
The Plural, The Blurring is a collection of poems and essays that critically celebrate Chicago’s queer and trans communities.
Nineteen-year-old Henriette Greenberg takes her first steps away from an abusive home on the dance floor of a Chicago jazz dive in prohibition-era Chicago and is enraptured by this new music.