Thursday, January 17, 7:15pm
Left Bank Books
Join the Lesbian Reading Group for a discussion of We Were Witches by Ariel Gore!
Buying into the dream that education is the road out of poverty, a teen mom takes a chance on bettering herself, gets on welfare rolls, and talks her way into college. But once she's there, phallocratic narratives permeate every subject, and creative writing professors depend heavily on Freytag's pyramid to analyze life. Wryly riffing on feminist literary tropes, We Were Witches documents the survival of a demonized single mother. She's beset by custody disputes, homophobia, and America's ever-present obsession with shaming strange women into passive citizenship. But even as the narrator struggles to graduate--often the triumphant climax of a dramatic plot--a question uncomfortably lingers. If you're dealing with precarious parenthood, queer identity, and debt, what is the true narrative shape of your experience?
Get We Were Witches for 20% off in store and online during the monts of December and January!
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.