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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 am

SFF Write-in Location TBD

October 29, 2019 | 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St
Boston, 02116 United States
Free

Please join me on Tuesday, October 29th, from 6-9pm for a chat, some prompts, and a supportive speculative writing community. The location of this Write-In is TBC for now. Hopefully we'll be at the BPL in Copley, but they don't book rooms more than two weeks in advance. If the BPL does not work out, we'll go […]

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6:45 pm

Robert Isenberg Featured at Story Space at Havurat Shalom

October 29, 2019 | 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
$8

Robert Isenberg: Named “Ro-BEAR” by late storytelling legend Brother Blue, this is one comic guy. A former humor columnist for Gatehouse Newspapers, his new book “Why Men Are Suspicious of Yoga – And Other Very, Very Funny Stories” has been a well-selling hit on Amazon. Need a laugh? We thought so! Feature’s website: There is […]

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7:00 pm

Azra Raza presents THE FIRST CELL: AND THE HUMAN COSTS OF PURSUING CANCER TO THE LAST at Harvard Book Store

October 29, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Harvard Book Store welcomes oncologist and author AZRA RAZA—Chan Soon-Shiong Professor of Medicine and Director, MDS Center at Columbia University—for a discussion of her new book, The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last. She will be joined in conversation by DR. PETER D. KRAMER, psychiatrist, writer, and Brown Medical School […]

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Joshua Foer presents ATLAS OBSCURA, SECOND EDITION in conversation with Jack Lepiarz at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

October 29, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Free

This revised and updated second edition includes 120 new entries and a fold-out road trip map (with a dream itinerary) to offer readers even more of the most unusual, curious, bizarre, and mysterious places on earth. Oversized, beautifully packaged, compellingly written, scrupulously researched, and filled with photographs, illustrations, maps, charts, and more, this is the […]

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