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Spaces Between: Queering Speculative Fiction at GrubStreet

October 20, 2019 | 6:00 pm - November 24, 2019 | 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Sunday, repeating until November 24, 2019

Grubstreet, 162 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
$370

What is alien gender? How does the Otherworld express being Othered? In this course, we'll explore questions of gender and sexuality in speculative fiction, moving beyond Ursula LeGuin's classic The Left Hand of Darkness. This class will take a two-pronged approach to understanding the relationship between the queer and the weird, including discussions of writing […]

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7:00 pm

Jeanette Winterson presents FRANKISSSTEIN: A LOVE STORY at First Parish Church

October 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm
First Parish In Cambridge, 1446 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$8

Harvard Book Store welcomes JEANETTE WINTERSON—author of the beloved Oranges are Not the Only Fruit—for a discussion of her latest novel, Frankissstein: A Love Story. About Frankissstein Lake Geneva, 1816. Nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley is inspired to write a story about a scientist who creates a new life-form. In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry […]

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Roy Scranton presents I ❤ OKLAHOMA!: A NOVEL in conversation with David Levine at Harvard Book Store

October 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed writer and Notre Dame English professor ROY SCRANTON for a discussion of his latest novel, I ❤ Oklahoma! He will be joined in conversation by award-winning performance and visual artist DAVID LEVINE. About I ❤ Oklahoma! Suzie’s seen it all, but now she’s looking for something she lost: a sense of […]

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Sasha Sagan presents FOR SMALL CREATURES SUCH AS WE at Cambridge Public Library

October 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Join us for a reading with Sasha Sagan at Cambridge Public Library, interviewed on-stage by Harvard University chaplain Greg Epstein, from her new book For Small Creatures Such as We. Part memoir, part guidebook, and part social history, For Small Creatures Such as We is the first book from the daughter of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan—a […]

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Small Press Book Club discusses Axiomatic at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

October 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Free

Discussing Axiomatic by Maria Tumarkin Read something off the beaten path! Our Small Press Book Club will meet to discuss a book from an independent publisher. To contact our moderator, email smallpress@brooklinebooksmith.com. Drawing on nine years of research, Axiomatic explores the ways we understand the traumas we inherit and the systems that sustain them. In […]

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Fostering Racial Justice Book Club: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi at The Silver Unicorn Bookstore

October 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Silver Unicorn, 12 Spruce Street
Acton, MA 01720 United States
Free

We are excited to be the new host of the Fostering Racial Justice Book Club! About How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi: From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a bracingly original approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves. Ibram X. Kendi’s concept of antiracism […]

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7:30 pm

Hannah Hart presents MY DRUNK KITCHEN HOLIDAYS! at The Wilbur

October 21, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
$44

UPDATE: Hannah Hart will now be joined in conversation by Thomas Sanders and Kelsey Darragh! A collection of recipes, activities, and suggestions about hilarious and joyous ways to celebrate with family, friends, pets, and your entire community, My Drunk Kitchen Holidays! will commemorate holidays from Valentine’s Day to Graduation, Pride Month and International Left-Handers’ Day […]

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Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.