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With the change of seasons comes restlessness, unruliness, and, of course, another exciting Sinister Wisdom launch! More about the next issue of Sinister Wisdom is coming next week. Today we present to you another edition of “Sinister Snapshot,” a biweekly newsletter. Please gnaw on these stories as an appetizer of lesbian fun! If you have suggestions for what we should cover, send them to


If you placed orders for any of the items from the Oral Herstorians Collection, know that they are being shipped now. There are only about 24 box sets left, so get them while you can!


Rose Norman, a leader and collaborator of the SLFAHP, shared with us that she received her poster by sending this beautiful photo of it staged in her office.

Send photos of your box sets and posters to Sinister Wisdom’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! We are eager to see where your posters are hanging!

On March 20th Charis Books and More is hosting a launch event for Julie's and Elena Gross's newest book OutWrite: The Speeches that Shaped LGBTQ Literary Culture featuring readings from Cheryl Clarke, Sarah Schulman, Minnie Bruce Pratt, and Michael Bronski. Register here. Follow Julie’s website for more information about the book and events.
Join the Sinister Wisdom book club on March 29th for a discussion of Sarahland by Sam Cohen. "Queer, dirty, insightful, and so funny" (Andrea Lawlor), this coyly revolutionary debut story collection imagines new origins and futures for its cast of unforgettable protagonists —almost all of whom are named Sarah. Come even if you haven't had the time to finish the book! Register here.

On March 24th Foglifter is hosting a panel, “Between Futurity and Chaos: Imagining Queerer Possibilities,” with readers Kirin Khan, Wo Chan, Elle Hong, K. Iver and more. Register here. Submissions for their fall issue are open until May 1st.

Jewelle Gomez is moderating a panel at the National Black Writers Conference entitled “Afrofuturism: Octavia Tried to Tell Us” on April 1st. Register here.
On March 31st, the Poetry Foundation presents “‘To Turn The World Around’: For Audre Lorde and Pat Parker,” a poetry reading with Indira Allegra and Alexis Pauline Gumbs followed by a discussion moderated by Sinister Wisdom Board of Directors member Mecca Jamilah Sullivan. Register here.

Alice Molloy, founder of I.C.I. and A Woman's Place Bookstore, has passed. Read her obituary.

Daisy Hernandez’s The Kissing Bug, was named one of the inaugural titles of The National Book Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s science and literature program which celebrates creative writing that is scientifically informed. Read Erin Blakemore’s poetic summary here.

As a part of their “Unboxing Queer History” series, Gerber/Hart Library and Archives published a podcast episode/archival selection called  "Amigas Latinas - Latina, Queer and Together" learn more about the Amigas Latinas here.

Femspec is offering radical feminist study groups every Friday. .

Clarity Haynes is now a featured artist on Platform where you can read about and purchase her work. Clarity’s artwork was featured on the cover of Sinister Wisdom 101!

Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts recently became the first same sex couple to be on the cover of Essence.

Ever wonder what seemingly insignificant thing will become an artifact of time? Well, the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives showcased their T-Shirt Archiving Project along with a beautiful anecdote from one of their archival interns.
America’s Only LGBTQ Historic District is Falling Apart” briefly tells the story of Druid Heights, a neighborhood undergoing “demolition by neglect” since The National Parks Service’s assumption of the land and how it impacted the queer artists that call it home.

The Country Queers podcast highlighted Sharonna Henderson,  “A mother, activist, and burlesque performer. She is a fat, Black, queer, woman who believes in liberation through rest and art.” In this episode, Sharonna is asking you to "PAY BLACK FEMMES, QUIETLY.”

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Curated with community and history, understanding that every present moment is a nexus of many pasts. May these stories of queer culture inspire, enthuse, and rouse you to lesbian actions. We hope you've enjoyed the third installment of "Sinister Snapshot"! Have a lovely weekend.

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