November 3rd - 2pm
"Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch"
by Rivka Galchen
The plague is spreading. The hundred year war is beginning. Katharina Kepler is believed to be a witch.
Known for her herbal remedies and successful children - among them Johannes, Imperial Mathematician and author of the laws of planetary motion - Katharina's life is changed by an accusation of witchcraft. Facing financial ruin, torture and even execution, she tells her side of the story. Witty, engaging and vividly imagined, Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch draws on historical documents to illuminate a society undone by collective aggression and hysterical fear - a narrative with true resonance for today.
November 18th - 2pm
"You Could Be So Pretty"
by Holly Bourne
n Belle and Joni's world there are two options for girls:One, follow the rules of the Doctrine like Belle: apply your Mask, work hard to be crowned at the Ceremony, be a Pretty. Or two, fight the rules like Joni: leave your face bare, work hard to escape to the Education, be an Objectionable. But maybe there is a third option...
Change the rules. Reclaim your power. If you can...
September 30th - 2pm
"A Short History of Queer Women" by Kirsty Loehr
No, they weren't 'just friends'!Queer women have been written out of history since, well, forever. 'But historians famously care about women!', said no one. From Anne Bonny and Mary Read who sailed the seas together disguised as pirates, to US football captain Megan Rapinoe declaring 'You can't win a championship without gays on your team', via countless literary salons and tuxedos, A Short History of Queer Women sets the record straight on women who have loved other women through the ages.
Who says lesbians can't be funny?