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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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Spaces Between: Queering Speculative Fiction at GrubStreet

October 27, 2019 | 6:00 pm - December 1, 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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6:00 pm

Author Talks Series: Farah Pandith: How We Win at Boston Public Library

October 28, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116 United States
Free

How We Win’s message is urgent: America and its allies can defeat extremism, but not until we significantly shift our approach. We must counter extremism intellectually. Extremists are preying on a rising generation of nearly one billion Muslim millennials and Gen Z who are in the midst of an identity crisis, vulnerable to extremists’ seductive, […]

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Eva Chen and Derek Desierto present JUNO VALENTINE AND THE FANTASTIC FASHION ADVENTURE at Coolidge Corner Theatre

October 28, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446 United States
$5 - $19

It’s school picture day and Juno Valentine is having a fashion emergency! Her mom wants her to wear fabulous florals, her dad wants her to wear rainbow ruffles, but Juno’s not sure what to choose. And just when Juno thinks her conundrum couldn’t get any more complicated, her little brother, Finn, disappears into the magical […]

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7:00 pm

Harvard Square Book Circle discusses Shirley Jackson’s THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE: A NOVEL at Harvard Book Store

October 28, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

The Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, discusses Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, one of the greatest horror novels ever written. About The Haunting of Hill House First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the […]

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Memoir Event: Maureen Stanton and Sharon Lamb at The Silver Unicorn Bookstore

October 28, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Silver Unicorn, 12 Spruce Street
Acton, MA 01720 United States
Free

We are so lucky to have two fantastic memoirists living in our area! If you're looking for engrossing reads about the intersections of womanhood, motherhood, expectations, and the opioid crisis that is sweeping the nation, look no further than these two books. We are proud to have Maureen Stanton, author of Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of […]

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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.