Friday, November 7, 2008

Upcoming Events at Antigone Books

TUCSON (Observer Update) - Please join us for an event at Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Avenue, on Wednesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m., for Flavors Without Borders / Sabores Sin Fronteras and join us for a gala reading about local food, water, and ranching by four renowned writers!

Gary Nabhan, Tucson’s well-known nature writer, ethnobotanist and social scientist will discuss his newest book, Where Our Food Comes From (Island Press, $24.95). Betty Fussell, celebrated food writer for the New York Times & The New Yorker and author of eleven books on food, will discuss her newest: Raising Steaks: The Life and Times of American Beef (Harcourt, $26.00). Juan Arellano, Spanish folklorist and cultural activist, and Enrique Lamadrid, writer and agronomist, will discuss their beautiful children’s book, Juan the Bear and the Water of Life/La Acequia de Juan del Oso (U. New Mexico, $17.95). The reading will be followed by a question and answer period. Refreshments will be served.

Join us for an event on Friday, November 21, 7:00 p.m., when Lori Girshick will discuss her book, Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men (Univ. Press of New England, $26.00). Lori Girshick's helpful, provocative book is a real contribution to the science and sociology of Transgender people. Her many luminous interviews allow Trans people to speak for themselves; her uncanny and cutting-edge criticism provides both the theory and the compassion in order to further illuminate these voices. Transgender Voices speaks with wisdom, complexity, and insight on a topic key to our understanding of the spectrum of gender identity. This event is co-sponsored by Wingspan, the U. of A. Office of LGBTQ Affairs and the U. of A. Center for Student Involvement and Leadership.

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