On Reproductive Justice: An Author Panel & Fundraiser

On Reproductive Justice: An Author Panel & Fundraiser

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Brookline Booksmith

279 Harvard Street

Brookline, MA 02446

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Read on for important details for this live, in person Brookline Booksmith event.

About this event

Join us for a reading and discussion on the topic of reproductive justice, featuring authors Anna Hogeland, Grace Talusan, Anita Diamant and Michelle Bowdler. This event will serve as a fundraiser for the Center for Reproductive Rights.

Throughout 8/12, Brookline Booksmith will be collecting donations to the Center for Reproductive Rights at our registers. You may also give directly to the organization at this link. A $20 donation is recommended, but a donation of any size is welcome.

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RSVP to let us know you're coming! Depending on the volume of responses, an RSVP may be required for entrance to the event. You will also be alerted to important details about the program, including safety requirements, cancellations, and book signing updates.

Livestream!

Barring technical difficulty, this event will be livestreamed to our store YouTube channel.

MASKING IS REQUIRED AT THIS EVENT REGARDLESS OF LOCAL MANDATES OR VACCINATION STATUS.

FOR INFORMATION ON ACCESSIBILITY AND COVID PRECAUTIONS, PLEASE SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN.

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Participating Authors

Michelle Bowdler is the author of Is Rape a Crime? A Memoir, an Investigation and a Manifesto, longlisted for the National Book Award in Nonfiction . Anita Hill said of Bowdler's debut, "Is Rape a Crime? is beautifully written and compellingly told. In 2020, we were all looking for solutions and this book was right on time. It is one we should all be reading."

Anita Diamant is the author of thirteen books, most recently Period. End of Sentence. The New Chapter in the Fight for Menstrual Justice. Her first novel, New York Times bestseller The Red Tent, has been published in more than 25 countries. Her other novels include The Boston Girl, Day after Night, The Last Days of Dogtown, and Good Harbor. Diamant is the author of six non-fiction guides to contemporary Jewish life and a collection of essays, Pitching my Tent. An award-winning journalist, her work has appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, Real Simple, Parenting, Boston Magazine and WBUR’s online magazine, Cognoscenti.

Anna Hogeland is a psychotherapist in private practice, with an MSW from Smith College School of Social Work and an MFA from UC Irvine. The Long Answer is her debut novel.

Grace Talusan's memoir, The Body Papers, won the Massachusetts Book Award in nonfiction, the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, and was a New York Times Editors' Choice selection. She taught writing for many years at Tufts University and Grub Street, and is currently the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University.

About Brookline Booksmith

We are one of New England’s premier independent bookstores, family-owned and locally run since 1961. We offer an extensive selection of new, used, and bargain books; unique, beautiful gifts; award-winning events series; and specialty foods. Every day, we strive to foster community through the written word, represent a diverse range of voices and histories, and inspire conversations that enrich our lives. Find more at brooklinebooksmith.com!

EVENT ACCESSIBILITY

This event will take place in Brookline Booksmith's Used Book Cellar, which is only accessible by stair. If possible, the event will be livestreamed to YouTube. ASL interpretation may be provided (based on the availability of interpreters) but must be requested at least 2 weeks in advance of the event. Seats are limited. Please email us at tickets@brooklinebooksmith.com as soon as possible if you require ASL interpretation, guaranteed seating, or other accommodations. We will do our best to serve your needs!

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING COVID & IN-PERSON EVENTS:

Please note that any Brookline Booksmith in-person event may be canceled by the bookstore, publisher, or author based on concerns about health and safety around the time of the event. Wherever possible, any in-person appearance canceled due to COVID will be moved to the Brookline Booksmith Zoom as a Webinar at the same date and time, and all tickets & registrations will be transferred to the online event. Book signing details may change. Refunds may be requested in the case of a virtual pivot or event cancellation.

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