Events

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16 February 2023 at 7PM ET

On Thursday February 16 at 7:00 PM, join Irena Klepfisz, the Workers Circle, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, and Julie Enszer for an online poetry reading and conversation to celebrate Irena Klepfisz's new book, Her Birth and Later Years: New and Collected Poems, 1971-2021.



21 February 2023 at 7PM ET

What Makes Lesbian Art Lesbian? A Roundtable Conversation.

Password: ART

2 March 2022 at 7:30 PM ET

Join Sinister Wisdom and Charis Books and More for a discussion and reading of Drastic Dykes and Accidental Activists: Queer Women in the Urban South. Author La Shonda Mims will be in conversation with Julie R. Enszer. Uniting southern women's history with urban history, La Shonda Mims considers an imaginatively constructed archive including feminist newsletters and queer bar guides alongside sources revealing corporate boosterism and political rhetoric to explore the complex nature of lesbian life in the South. Mims's work reveals significant differences between gay men's and lesbian women's lived experiences, with lesbians often missing out on the promises of prosperity that benefitted some members of gay communities. This event will take place on Charis Books and More's Crowdcast Platform.



7 March 2023 at 7PM ET

Join us for a discussion of This Unlikely Soil, including a special 30 minutes with the author Andrea Routley! This Unlikely Soil is a quintet of linked novellas exploring the failures of kindness and connection among a rural west coast community of queer women.

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18 April 2023 at 7PM ET

Sinister Wisdom 128 launch celebration! *TBA*

Password: SW128

"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