Feminism/Women's Studies

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WisCon Guests of Honor Reception and Reading, presenting Jo Walton and Joan Slonczewski

A Room of One's Own is once again thrilled to host WisCon's kickoff event, a reception, reading, and book-signing for Guests of Honor Jo Walton and Joan Slonczewski. The reception begins at 6pm, with the readings starting at 6:30pm. Wiscon is the world's leading feminist science fiction convention, held May 23-27 at the Concourse Hotel in Madison.

Among Others Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765331724
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Published: Tor Books - January 3rd, 2012

The Highest Frontier Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765329561
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Published: Tor Books - September 13th, 2011

Mariamne Whatley reading from A Taliesin Diary

Celebrate Mother’s Day as a daughter reads her mother’s diary of a year with Frank Lloyd Wright:

Taliesin Diary: A Year with Frank Lloyd Wright Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393733808
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 8th, 2012

Captain Marvel vol. 1 by Kelly Sue Deconnick

I have never been a big reader of Marvel titles, but enough friends told me to give this one a shot and. Yes. It's bright and brilliant and heartfelt, and Deconnick's writing is just getting better and better. 

Captain Marvel - Volume 1: In Pursuit of Flight (Marvel Now) Cover Image
By Kelly Sue Deconnick (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Dexter Soy (Illustrator), Emma Rios (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780785165491
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Published: Marvel Comics - January 1st, 2013

Alison Bechdel Out & About Month Keynote Talk (offsite at Chazen Art Museum)

The LGBT Campus Center is honored to welcome artist, author, and graphic novelist Alison Bechdel to UW-Madison for their Out and About Week keynote event. Alison's influential work on queer identity, political awareness, and personal narrative will resonate with students and the campus community. Don't miss this evening with one of today's most prominent queer public figures!

A Room of One's Own will be at the event (which is on campus at Elvejhem L160)selling copies of Bechdel's second memoir, Are You My Mother (newly out in paperback!) at this event, so stop by and say hi!

Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544002234
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Published: Mariner Books - April 2nd, 2013

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618871711
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Published: Mariner Books - June 1st, 2007

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618968800
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - November 1st, 2008

Holly Near Ticket Giveaway!

Beloved women's musician Holly Near is coming to Madison to play the Barrymore on April 20th!

From April 13-19, True Endeavors is providing one free pair of Holly Near tickets if you spend $100 at A Room of One's Own! That's a $40 value for free!

Sister Spit Spoken Word Performance!

Hitting the road for another cross-country adventure in queer literary performance, it’s SISTER SPIT! The 2013 tour continues the tradition of bringing your new favorite irreverent, wild, brainy and provocative writers and artists to town featuring established writers with young, emerging queer and queer-influenced artists of all genders.

Sister Spit: Writing, Rants & Reminiscence from the Road Cover Image
By Michelle Tea (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780872865662
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Published: City Lights Books - September 18th, 2012

Mermaid in Chelsea Creek Cover Image
By Michelle Tea, Jason Polan (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781938073366
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Published: McSweeney's - May 14th, 2013

Cha-Ching! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780872865709
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Published: City Lights Books - April 2nd, 2013

Spit and Passion Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781558618077
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Published: Feminist Press - October 23rd, 2012

Hairdresser on Fire Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781933149738
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Published: Manic D Press - April 9th, 2013

Spit & Passion by Cristy C. Road

The memoir is mostly centered around the author's middle school years, growing up in a Cubana household of working class women and children in Miami Beach, coming to terms with the fact of her queerness within a loving family embedded in a deeply religious culture inimicable to homosexuality. 

Spit and Passion Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781558618077
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Published: Feminist Press - October 23rd, 2012

Wisconsin Book Festival

Every year, A Room of One's Own proudly partners with the Wisconsin Book Festival to host readings in our store and provide books for events all around the city. To find a full schedule of events, locations, and times, please check the WI Book Festival website!

Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

Fascinating, uncomfortable, anxious, characteristically brilliant, this is a powerful piece of self-examination, and will appeal to readers who like their memoir destabilized, ambitious, and brutally honest. Bechdel's art is yet again indicative of her power as a visual storyteller, with an economy of visual work that underscores with subtle detail the intricacy of her revelations.

Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618982509
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 1st, 2012

WisCon: The World's Leading Feminist Science Fiction Convention!

WisCon is the world's leading feminist science fiction convention, held every year over Memorial Day weekend. WisCon
encourages discussion and debate of ideas relating to feminism,
gender, race and class. WisCon welcomes writers, editors and artists
whose work explores these themes as well as their many fans. We have
panel discussions, academic presentations, and readings as well as many
other uncategorizable events. WisCon is primarily a book-oriented
convention... with an irrepressible sense of humor.

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