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28 March 2023 at 7PM ET

Still in Love: Multicultural Lesbian Publishing in the 80s, 90s, and Beyond! Building on the fall panel about Naiad Press’s lesbian publishing and new oral histories about Naiad from Florida State University, Sinister Wisdom, the Lesbian Herstory Archives, invite you to join us for a zoom panel discussion with founders and authors of Aunt Lute Books and Firebrand Books about their vision of multicultural lesbian and feminist publishing during the 1980s, 1990s, and beyond.

Firebrand Books published just over 100 books between 1985 and 2000, including iconic titles by Dorothy Allison, Alison Bechdel, Cheryl Clarke, Leslie Feinberg, Jewelle Gomez, Cherríe Moraga, Minnie Bruce Pratt, and many others. Aunt Lute similarly has published nearly 100 books, including Gloria Anzaldúa’s extraordinary Borderlands/La Frontera—and continues publishing today. Both these independent publishers emphasized bringing multicultural lesbian-feminist voices to readers.

Come explore this exciting period in lesbian-feminist literary communities with a distinguished panel of movement participants including founder of Aunt Lute Books, Joan Pinkvoss, ire’ne lara silva, founder of Firebrand Books, Nancy Bereano, and Firebrand author Cherríe Moraga in a discussion moderated by Julie R. Enszer. It will be an exciting evening discussing the books, passions, and people that shaped the lesbian print movement.


18 April 2023 at 7PM ET

Sinister Wisdom 128 launch celebration! Join members of the editorial collective and contributions to Sinister Wisdom 128: Trans/Feminisms for a celebration and launch of the issue.*TBA*

Password: SW128

11 May 2023 at 6PM PST

Join Sinister Wisdom for a celebration of Sinister Wisdom 128 at the San Francisco Public Library! Hosted by Kim Shuck, the former poet laureate of San Francisco, featured guests include Sarah Cavar, AJ Schnettler, and Kristy Lin Billuni. This reading and showing of the issue's visual art will take place at the lower level of the San Francisco Public Library. The address of the San Francisco Public Library is 100 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA 94102. Please join us and follow all of the necessary COVID safety protocols. Stay tuned for more details.

"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

"Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught."

― Leslie Feinberg

“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