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Upcoming Events:

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January 2021

Hot Talk: In the Moment of Change, an Intergenerational Dialogue between Joan Nestle and Sara Gregory on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET

Launch for Sinister Wisdom 119 on January 26, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET

February 2021

Sinister Wisdom Book Club Discussion of Pamela Sneed's Funeral Diva on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET

My Tongue Exact: An Erotic Reading & Open Mic with Sinister Wisdom on Sunday, February 14th 7pm EST

Join Sinister Wisdom for a special Valentine's Day erotica reading and open mic! We will have featured speakers to open our event followed by a 2 minute open mic, where we want you to come with your wet, gushy, sexy words! Sign ups for the open mic are on a first come, first serve basis. To sign up you must email Casey at caseycatherinemoore@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Tribute to Irena Klepfisz in conversation with Rachel Levitsky on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET

March 2021

Reading with Minnie Bruce Pratt from her new book Magnified on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET

April 2021

Launch for Sinister Wisdom 120 on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET

Past Events:
Sinister Wisdom Open Mic Reading on December 8, 2020

Celebration of Joan Nestle on November 10, 2020, co-sponsored by the Lesbian Herstory Archives.

The Archivettes: A Conversation with Megan Rossman on October 27, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Launch event for Sinister Wisdom 118: Forty-Five Years / A Tribute to the Lesbian Herstory Archives held on October 15, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Sinister Wisdom 118: Forty-Five Years / A Tribute to the Lesbian Herstory Archives launch event featured Joan Nestle, Deborah Edel, Elana Dykewomon, Lucinda Zoe, Linda McKinney, Morgan Gwenwald, Stefani Echeverria-Fenn, Representatives of Little Rainbows: Alexis Clements, with Catalina Schliebener, Ellen Baxt, Luciana Pinchiero, and Elvis Bakaitis
Hosted by Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz
With visuals and hellos from LHA Coordinators past and present.
Co-sponsored by the Lesbian Herstory Archives, CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies, and the NYU Division of Libraries

Celebration of Sinister Wisdom 116: Making Connections on April 28, 2020

Memorial for beloved Sinister Wisdom community member Shewolf on May 26, 2020

Reading at Charis Books & More on June 13, 2020 from Sinister Wisdom 116: Making Connections

Launch Reading for Sinister Wisdom 117: Lesbians in the City July 6, 2020

Summer's Last Gasp Reading on August 31, 2020

Sinister Wisdom Book Club Reading In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado on September 15, 2020

"Empowerment comes from ideas."

Gloria Anzaldúa

“And the metaphorical lenses we choose are crucial, having the power to magnify, create better focus, and correct our vision.”
― Charlene Carruthers

"Your silence will not protect you."

Audre Lorde

“It’s revolutionary to connect with love”
— Tourmaline

“The problem with the use of language of Revolution without praxis is that it promises to change everything while keeping everything the same. “
— Leila Raven

"Live your lives, honorably and with dignity."

Andrea Dworkin

“Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught.”
― Leslie Feinberg