16 November 2021 at 7PM

Clare Coss, Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins, and Cheryl Clarke discuss the life of Frances Clayton, a lesbian who came out in the middle of the twentieth century and lived unapologetically and the long time partner of poet Audre Lorde.

Password: FRANCES

07 December 2021 at 7PM

Celebrating Her Eyes Are My Home With Chrystos. This new chapbook and Chrystos’s body of work, particularly her erotic lesbian writing.

Password: HEREYES

18 January 2022 at 7PM

Launch of Sinister Wisdom 123. *TBA*

Password: SW123

25 January 2022 at 7PM

Sinister Wisdom Book Club featuring Zoe Whittall, a Canadian poet, novelist and TV writer. She works as a TV writer and previously worked as an arts reporter and in small press publishing.

Password: ZOEW

29 March 2022 at 7PM

Sinister Wisdom Book Club reads Sarahland by Sam Cohen. "Queer, dirty, insightful, and so funny" (Andrea Lawlor), this coyly revolutionary debut story collection imagines new origins and futures for its cast of unforgettable protagonists—almost all of whom are named Sarah. NOW IN PAPERBACK!


12 April 2022 at 7PM

Launch of Sinister Wisdom 124. *TBA*

Password: SW124

03 May 2022 at 7 PM

Celebrating the Southern Lesbian Feminist Activist Herstory Project. This digital collection comprises forty-four digital audio interviews documenting the oral history of lesbian feminist activism in the South focused on the period 1968-1994.

Password: HERSTORY

16 May 2022 at 7PM

75th Birthday Tribute to Cheryl Clarke, a lesbian poet, essayist, educator, feminist community activist, and co-owner of a used and rare bookstore in Hobart, New York called Bleinheim Hill Books.

Password: HAPPY75

24 May 2022 at 7PM

Sinister Wisdom Book Club reads... *TBA*
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Past Events:

21 September 2021 at 7PM

Sinister Wisdom Book Club reads Honey Mine by Camille Roy. The Sinister Wisdom Book Club will be discussing Camille Roy’s Honey Mine on Zoom. Honey Mine is described a “visceral, thrilling collection of stories … explores what it takes to survive as a young sex and gender outlaw in the heart of America.”


05 July 2022 at 7PM

Launch of Sinister Wisdom 125. *TBA*

Password: SW125

"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