Virtual Event: Asking Bear with Special Guest Captain Awkward

Join us on Zoom at 7 PM CT / 8 PM ET for a virtual edition of Asking Bear, S. Bear Bergman's popular advice column live! For this event, Bear will be in conversation with Captain Awkward, AKA Jennifer Peepas


Asking Bear Live! is delightful to experience, but difficult to describe: it’s a live advice show where storytelling, advising, and common sense with a queer twist. Building on Bear’s popular advice column, Asking Bear ( and his acclaimed new book, SPECIAL TOPICS IN BEING A HUMAN, Bear will take your questions on all matters from the sacred to the profane and give his opinion on how you should proceed. Funny, tender, and surprisingly helpful, Asking Bear Live! is a fun and novel way to place your difficult conundrums into the caring and capable hands of one of Canada’s beloved advice givers. $10 or PWYC..

S. Bear Bergman is an author, storyteller, educator and the founder and publisher of children’s book press Flamingo Rampant, which makes feminist, culturally-diverse children’s picture books celebrating LGBT2Q+ kids and families. He writes creative non-fiction for grown ups, fiction for children, the advice column Asking Bear, and was the co-editor (along with Kate Bornstein) of Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation. These days he spends most of his time making trans cultural competency interventions any way he can and trying to avoid stepping on Lego. His latest book is SPECIAL TOPICS IN BEING A HUMAN, from Arsenal Pulp. 

Jennifer Peepas is a writer, storyteller, filmmaker, and the creator of the long-running advice blog She has taught emerging screenwriters and filmmakers at Columbia College Chicago and The Second City, and is currently at work on a book of collected advice writing for St. Martin's Press. 

Event date: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Virtual on Zoom
Special Topics in Being a Human: A Queer and Tender Guide to Things I've Learned the Hard Way about Caring for People, Including Myself Cover Image
ISBN: 9781551528540
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 12th, 2021