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October 6th, 7pm
Richard T. Rodriguez
A Kiss across the Ocean: Transatlantic Intimacies
of British Post-Punk and US Latinidad
Melding memoir with cultural criticism, A Kiss across the Ocean by Richard T. Rodríguez, a professor of English and Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside, examines the relationship between British post-punk musicians like Siouxsie and the Banshees, Adam Ant, Soft Cell, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and Pet Shop Boys and their Latinx audiences in the United States since the 1980s.
Monday, Oct. 17. @ 7pm
Spy Daughter, Queer Girl
in conversation with Zara Stone
cohosted by Latah Books
For Leslie Absher, secrecy is just another member of the family. Throughout childhood, her father's shadowy government job was ill-defined, her mother's mental health stayed off limits--even her queer identity remained hidden from her family and unacknowledged by Leslie herself. In SPY DAUGHTER, QUEER GIRL, Absher pursues the truth: of her family, her identity, and her father's role in Greece's CIA-backed junta. As a guide, Absher brings readers to the shade of plane trees in Greece, to queer discos in Boston, and to tense diner meals with her aging CIA father. As a memoirist, Absher renders a lifetime of hazy, shapeshifting truths in high-definition vibrance. Infused with a journalist's tenacity and a daughter's open heart, this book recounts a decades' long process of discovery and the reason why the facts should matter to us all.
Tuesday, Oct. 18 @ 7pm
Crybaby: Infertility, illness, and Other Things That Were Not The End of The World
Kristin Liam Kali
Queer Conception: The Complete Fertility Guide for Queer and Trans Parents to Be
with special guest star
Miah Jeffra, author of The Violence Almanac
A self-described crybaby who sees the end of the world lurking around every corner, Klein relies on planning and hard work to reach her goals and avoid catastrophe. But when she finds her wish for a baby dashed over and over — first by infertility, then miscarriage, and finally breast cancer — her carefully structured life, marriage, friendships, and belief system begin to crumble. Adding a detour through the fickle world of open adoption seems like the last thing she should do, but where she lacks control, she finds adventure.
The only evidence-based, up-to-date fertility guide for queer people from an experienced health care provider, this is also the first to be transgender inclusive and body-positive. Here, queer prospective parents will find sound advice for navigating complex medical, social and financial decisions. Trusted fertility midwife Kristin Kali walks you through the baby-making process: creating a timeline; fertile health for every body; preconception tests; identifying ovulation; donors, gamete banks, and surrogacy; methods of insemination including IUI, IVF and reciprocal IVF; navigating early pregnancy; and preparing for infant feeding, including lactation induction for trans women and nongestational parents. Contains sidebars with guidance for reproductive healthcare professionals.
We are now accepting proposals for readings & book release parties. For the moment, we are concentrating on LGBTQ books, but we are willing to make exceptions. Please note that events must be scheduled at least 6 weeks in advance and should last no longer than one hour. We don't hold events on Wednesdays, Fridays, or Saturdays, and event organizers are responsible for all publicity. To discuss events, email or call the store and ask for Alvin or Becka.