Events

Upcoming Events:

Please Note: We link to Facebook Events for more information and the zoom link BUT you do not need to be on Facebook to participate. Full information is distributed through the Sinister Wisdom emails. To join our list, click on the left hand side of the page to sign up.

February 2021

Saturday, February 27th, 12PM EST Fanfic, Lesfic, and Literature: Remembering our History with Queer Storytelling, A Sinister Wisdom Writer’s Workshop with Brianna Dym

March 2021

Tuesday, March 2nd, 7 p.m. EST Hot Talk: Lesbian and/or Queer

Julie R. Enszer is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Hot Talk: Lesbian and/or Queer?
Time: Mar 2, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Saturday, March 13th, 12PM EST Sowing Your Seeds, A Sinister Wisdom Writer’s Workshop with Cassie Premo Steele

Reading with Minnie Bruce Pratt from her new book Magnified on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET

Julie R. Enszer is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Celebrating Minnie Bruce Pratt's New Poetry Collection Magnified
Time: Mar 16, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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April 2021

Saturday, April 10th, 2021 12pm ET Writing the Fantastical: A Sinister Wisdom Generative Fiction Workshop with Stephanie Andrea Allen

Launch for Sinister Wisdom 120 on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET

May 2021

Tuesday, May 4th, 7pm EST A Reading Celebrating FanFic/LesFic!

Featured readers: Brianna Dym and Ellen Anne Simpson, followed by a fanfic/lesfic open mic! Email caseycatherinemoore at gmail dot com to sign up for your reading slot!

Saturday, May 8th, 12PM EST Coming Back to Your Senses: Writing with Awareness, A Sinister Wisdom Writer’s Workshop with Nickole Brown

June 2021

Saturday, June 5th,12pm EST All About Love: The Art of Crafting Love Poetry. A Sinister Wisdom Writer’s Workshop with Marlee Miller

Past Events:

February 2021

A Tribute to Irena Klepfisz in conversation with Rachel Levitsky
Tuesday, 23 February 2021

My Tongue Exact: An Erotic Reading & Open Mic with Sinister Wisdom

Sinister Wisdom Book Club Discussion of Pamela Sneed's Funeral Diva on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET

January 2021

Hot Talk: In the Moment of Change, an Intergenerational Dialogue between Joan Nestle and Sara Gregory on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET
View the video from our January 20, 2021 Hot Talks: In the Moment of Change.

Sinister Wisdom 119 Launch Event Tuesday, 26 January 2021 8 p.m. ET
featuring readings by Elana Dykewomon, Bonnie S. Kaplan, Judith Katz, Irena Klepfisz, R.D. Landau, Dr. Yael Mishali, Ellen Rifkin, Mira Schlosberg, Amy Horowitz, and tova.

Introductory video with artwork from Sinister Wisdom 119: To Be a Jewish Dyke in the Twenty-first Century

The video playing features the artwork from Sinister Wisdom 119: To Be a Jewish Dyke in the 21st Century.
The video was created by Jasmine Jackson. She does do freelance video work. You can learn more about her at
https://vimeo.com/thatonegirljasmine
You can follow her on Instagram @thatonegirl_jasminej
Music in the video is courtesy of Eve Sicular. It is a song called Shpil du Fidl, Shpil, a Yiddish Tango, recorded by Metropolitan Klezmer at The Cutting Room NYC.
You can hear the music at YouTube here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMeNfX9uBFc
Drummer, bandleader, composer/arranger and film scholar Eve Sicular leads both Isle of Klezbos sextet (formed 1998) and Metropolitan Klezmer octet (formed 1994).

The full video of the Sinister Wisdom 119 Launch Event

Sinister Wisdom Open Mic Reading on December 8, 2020

Celebration of Joan Nestle on November 10, 2020, co-sponsored by the Lesbian Herstory Archives.

The Archivettes: A Conversation with Megan Rossman on October 27, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Launch event for Sinister Wisdom 118: Forty-Five Years / A Tribute to the Lesbian Herstory Archives held on October 15, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Sinister Wisdom 118: Forty-Five Years / A Tribute to the Lesbian Herstory Archives launch event featured Joan Nestle, Deborah Edel, Elana Dykewomon, Lucinda Zoe, Linda McKinney, Morgan Gwenwald, Stefani Echeverria-Fenn, Representatives of Little Rainbows: Alexis Clements, with Catalina Schliebener, Ellen Baxt, Luciana Pinchiero, and Elvis Bakaitis
Hosted by Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz
With visuals and hellos from LHA Coordinators past and present.
Co-sponsored by the Lesbian Herstory Archives, CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies, and the NYU Division of Libraries

Celebration of Sinister Wisdom 116: Making Connections on April 28, 2020

Memorial for beloved Sinister Wisdom community member Shewolf on May 26, 2020

Reading at Charis Books & More on June 13, 2020 from Sinister Wisdom 116: Making Connections

Launch Reading for Sinister Wisdom 117: Lesbians in the City July 6, 2020

Summer's Last Gasp Reading on August 31, 2020

Sinister Wisdom Book Club Reading In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado on September 15, 2020

"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

“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

"Live your lives, honorably and with dignity."

Andrea Dworkin

“Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught.”
― Leslie Feinberg