Marginalized writers learning to value their own stories, interviews with queer and trans artists of color, a new Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie story, bisexuality in sci fi and more.
An interview with Daisy Hernández, free ebooks and audiobooks, the end of “sweet, biddable girls” in fairy tales and more.
Come join the Speakeasy Book Club as we quest for literary enlightenment and embiggen our collective minds.
Marginalia, feminist shelfies, expanding the queer canon, 2014 in queer diversity in YA and more.
#BlackPoetsSpeakOut, notable book lists, new Harry Potter, we are reading so much and more.
A handful of gift suggestions, how independent and second-hand bookstores are surviving, unlikable female characters, Canadian literary jokes and more.
Out black lesbian Jacqueline Woodson wins in youth fiction, sci-fi gender pioneer Ursula LeGuin takes home an award for distinguished contributions to American letters and skewers capitalism and Lemony Snicket ruins the mood with racist jokes.
Texts from Jane Eyre as a new form of literary criticism, whether to finish every book you start, strong opinions on book lists and more.
Susan Sontag, LeVar Burton, librarians with algorithms, emotional truths, queer Halloween reads and so much more!
“Without community there is no liberation, only the most vulnerable and temporary armistice between an individual and her oppression.”
Halloween reading, which grammar mistakes are not mistakes, an app for discovering literature by people of color, reading women’s writing and more.
This is simultaneously one of the most informative and inspirational books I’ve read in a long time.It’s like a primer for how to be an effective artist or community worker.
Non-monosexual books to read, fall books to read, non-fiction gender equality, censorship and more.
The Speakeasy is starting a book club to read QTPOC-relevant books, and you’re all invited to join.
A library in a taxi, imaginary meals, must-read books by trans women and by or about queer Canadians, surpassing diversity checkboxes and more.
This is bad feminism. And we are better for it.
Boy do y’all love to read about rope bondage!
Highbrow and lowbrow literature, visualizing characters, an excerpt from “bad Feminist” and more!
Zadie Smith, superlatives, reader’s block, Samantha Irby, public domain reviews, queer book fairs and more.
Listen up all queermos within striking distance of Philly! There’s a new bookstore coming your way — a very very queer bookstore with a café and art and all sorts of amazing things. And it’s being built from the ground up by community members Makella Craelius and Puppett.