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Join us on Tuesday, December 8th at 7pm
for readings by our featured writers
followed by an open mic

(sign up required for open mic, see below).
K-Ming Chang
Red Washburn
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan
Readings for the open mic will be limited to 2 minutes each. Sign up is on a first come, first served basis. To sign up for your 2 minute slot, email Casey at:

Here is the full information to join the Zoom Reading: 
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Topic: Sappho's Room: A Sinister Wisdom Reading and Open Mic
Time: Dec 8, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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K-Ming Chang / 張欣明 is a Kundiman fellow and a Lambda Literary Award finalist. She is the author of the debut novel BESTIARY (One World/Random House). Her poems have been anthologized in Ink Knows No Borders, Best New Poets 2018, Bettering American Poetry Vol. 3, and the 2019 Pushcart Prize Anthology. More of her work is located at
Red Washburn, PhD, is Associate Professor of English and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Kingsborough Community College. They also teach Women’s and Gender Studies at Brooklyn College. In addition, they are the co-editor of Women’s Studies Quarterly, published by the Feminist Press. Red’s articles appear in Journal for the Study of Radicalism, Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Journal of Lesbian Studies, and Theory and Praxis: Women’s and Gender Studies at Community Colleges. Finishing Line Press published their poetry collection Crestview Tree Woman. They are the co-editor of Sinister Wisdom’s Celebrating the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, Dump Trump: Legacies of Resistance, and 45 Years: A Tribute to Lesbian Herstory Archives; they are currently working on the Trans/feminisms issue. In addition, they are working on a book about trans and nonbinary literatures and communities, 1969-2019. Red is a coordinator at the Lesbian Herstory Archives and of the Rainbow Book Fair as well as is on the board of directors of Sinister Wisdom and the Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS).
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Ph.D., is the author of the short story collection, Blue Talk and Love, and winner of the 2018 Judith Markowitz Award for LGBTQ Writers. Her stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Best New Writing, The Kenyon Review, Callaloo, Feminist Studies, American Fiction, Prairie Schooner, Crab Orchard Review, TriQuarterly, GLQ: Lesbian and Gay Studies Quarterly, American Literary History, The Scholar and Feminist, American Quarterly, Public Books,,,, and others. She has earned support and honors from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, Lambda Literary, the Publishing Triangle, the Mellon Foundation, the Center for Fiction, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her forthcoming academic book, The Poetics of Difference: Queer Feminist Forms in the African Diaspora, explores the politics of poetic experimentation in global black women’s art, literature, and hip-hop. She is Assistant Professor of English at Bryn Mawr College, and is completing a novel.
Our second Sinister Wisdom Book Club book will be on Tuesday, December 15th at 7 p.m. ET and we will discuss Shani Mootoo's Polar Vortex. I first read this book in galleys and LOVED it. You can read my review here and check out my conversation with Shani Mootoo here. I am looking forward to discussing this wonderful book with our very smart Sinister Wisdom readers on  on December 15, 2020 at 7 p.m. ET. Check out our Facebook page announcing the event.

You can log this zoom link in your calendar: and grab the book now from Charis Books and More or from your favorite independent bookstore so you can join in on the fun!
Have you purchased your copy of Sinister Wisdom 118: Forty-Five Years / A Tribute to the Lesbian Herstory Archives yet? This issue will likely sell out in the next month or two so make sure you grab a copy before they do! These also make great holiday gifts if you are still looking! Order today to allow time for holiday shipping!
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