Sun, Mar 24|
All She Wrote Books
SOLD OUT: All She Wrote Books Presents: March Breakfast Club
All She Wrote Books is thrilled to continue our Sunday morning "Breakfast Club" book club!
Time & Location
Mar 24, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
All She Wrote Books, 75 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
About the Event
***As of February 23rd — March's Breakfast Club is SOLD OUT. If you would like to join our waitlist, please select the ticket below that is labeled "Waitlist". If there is an opening, we will reach out to those folks who are on the waitlist***
In March, our Breakfast Club will read Moby Dyke by Krista Burton. Mark your calendar for March 24th as we gather at All She Wrote Books to discuss the disappearance of America's lesian bars.
- Immersive Book Discussion
- A Community of Enthusiastic Readers
- Coffee and pastries from Michette
Tickets are limited to due to capacity at the bookstore, and each ticket will include either:
- 10% off a copy of the breakfast book club pick; or
- a $5 All She Wrote Books gift card.
There are many ways to obtain a copy of the book (aside from your public library) — you can purchase it through allshewrotebooks.com, Bookshop.org, or Libro.fm to help support our work!
Our event has a limited capacity and we want to ensure that as many people as possible are able to attend. By letting us know that you can no longer attend, we can open up your spot to someone on our waitlist who is eager to participate.
ABOUT THE BOOK
A former Rookie contributor and creator of the popular blog Effing Dykes investigates the disappearance of America’s lesbian bars by visiting the last few in existence. Lesbian bars have always been treasured safe spaces for their customers, providing not only a good time but a shelter from societal alienation and outright persecution. In 1987, there were 206 of them in America. Today, only a couple dozen remain. How and why did this happen? What has been lost—or possibly gained—by such a decline? What transpires when marginalized communities become more accepted and mainstream? In Moby Dyke, Krista Burton attempts to answer these questions firsthand, venturing on an epic cross-country pilgrimage to the last few remaining dyke bars. Her pilgrimage includes taking in her first drag show since the onset of the pandemic at The Back Door in Bloomington, Indiana; competing in dildo races at Houston’s Pearl Bar; and, despite her deep-seated hatred of karaoke, joining a group serenade at Nashville’s Lipstick Lounge and enjoying the dreaded pastime for the first time in her life. While Burton sets out on the excursion to assess the current state of lesbian bars, she also winds up examining her own personal journey, from coming out to her Mormon parents to recently marrying her husband, a trans man whose presence on the trip underscores the important conversation about who precisely is welcome in certain queer spaces—and how they and their occupants continue to evolve. Moby Dyke is an insightful and hilarious travelogue that celebrates the kind of community that can only be found in windowless rooms soundtracked by Britney Spears-heavy playlists and illuminated by overhead holiday lights no matter the time of year.
Our Book Club Guidelines
- We strive for a thoughtful and respectful discussion of the featured book and its related themes.
- You do not have to have finished the book to participate, but we ask that you contribute to the discussion in whatever way you feel comfortable.
- We do not tolerate demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
- While you are not eating or drinking, we ask that we please mask up during book club.
- Ticket type
Join our Waitlist!
THIS IS NOT A TICKET FOR THE BOOK CLUB. This is to join our waitlist — if any openings become available, we will reach out to this list first.Price$0.00
- Ticket type
Ticket + Book (10% Discount)
*Please read: Includes general admission to the breakfast club and 1 discounted copy of Moby Dyke, to be picked up at All She Wrote Books (75 Washington St in Somerville). You will notified by email and phone when your book club order is ready for pickup.Price$27.72Sold Out
- Ticket type
Ticket + Gift Card
**PLEASE READ**: Entry for 1 person to the Breakfast Club. Includes one $5 All She Wrote gift card, to be picked up at the bookstore when you check in for the event.Price$5.00Sold Out