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 […]Find out more »
The Somerville Community Corporation works to keep Somerville equitable, inclusive, and affordable. As part of our 50th Anniversary celebration, we are hosting an event on October 26 inviting community members to imagine Somerville in 50 years. It's open to anyone - artists, students, teachers, poets, makers, kids - and we'd love to include poems or […]Find out more »
Massachusetts author Jacqueline Veissid will join us for Saturday Morning Storytime, reading her newest release, Caspian Finds A Friend. Jacqueline has two releases this year, the first being Ruby's Sword, which came out in October. Called "a charmer" by Kirkus Reviews, Ruby's Sword introduces readers to Ruby, who is always racing after her big brothers. But no matter how […]Find out more »
In the spirit of our long running Writers' Workshop, this Fall the Joiner Institute will host a special one day poetry workshop in partnership with the Boston Cultural Council and Lesley University professor and former Boston poet laureate, Danielle Legros Georges. Black Words Matter will explore contemporary African literary voices and offer opportunities to create new […]Find out more »
Author Gabrielle Bernstein will discuss her book Super Attractor, and share how to co-create the life you want.Find out more »
Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning musician and writer CARLY SIMON for a signing of her latest book, Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie. Please Note This is a book signing event only. See the event's signing guidelines below. Each ticket includes 1 copy of Touched by the Sun and admission to the signing line for 2 […]Find out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.