8 June 2021
Author Conversation with Josephine Donovan about The Lexington Six followed by a panel of Kentucky activists talking about lesbian rights and organizing. Panelists include: Aletha Fields, Judith Faulker, Karen Tice, Marta Miranda, and moderator Pam McMichael.

22 June 2021
Performance by Kimberly Dark.

5 June 2021
All About Love: The Art of Crafting Love Poetry. A Sinister Wisdom Writer’s Workshop with Marlee Miller.

25 May 2021
Launch Event for Sinister Wisdom 121: Eruptions of Inanna.

8 May 8 2021
Coming Back to Your Senses: Writing with Awareness, A Sinister Wisdom Writer’s Workshop with Nickole Brown.

11 May 2021
Sinister Wisdom Book Club Discussion of Sometimes You Have to Lie by Leslie Brody.

27 April 2021
Conversation with filmmaker Jennifer Abod for a conversation about her new film Nice Chinese Girls Don't, featuring lesbian poet Kitty Tsui.

A special screening of the film is available to the Sinister Wisdom community here:
Password: nicechinesegirls33

13 March 2021
Sowing Your Seeds, A Sinister Wisdom Writer’s Workshop with Cassie Premo Steele.

16 March 2021
Reading with Minnie Bruce Pratt from her new book Magnified.

20 April 2021
Sinister Wisdom 120: Asian Lesbians Launch Event:

23 March 2021
Hot Talk: Lesbian / Queer in Blackness.

31 March 2021 - Event with JEB celebrating the new edition of Eye to Eye.
Details available at

27 February 2021
Fanfic, Lesfic, and Literature: Remembering our History with Queer Storytelling, A Sinister Wisdom Writer’s Workshop with Brianna Dym.

23 February 2021
A Tribute to Irena Klepfisz in conversation with Rachel Levitsky.

16 February 2021
My Tongue Exact: An Erotic Reading & Open Mic with Sinister Wisdom.

9 February 2021
Sinister Wisdom Book Club Discussion of Pamela Sneed's Funeral Diva.

20 January 2021
Hot Talk: In the Moment of Change, an Intergenerational Dialogue between Joan Nestle and Sara Gregory.

26 January 2021
Sinister Wisdom 119 Launch Event featuring readings by Elana Dykewomon, Bonnie S. Kaplan, Judith Katz, Irena Klepfisz, R.D. Landau, Dr. Yael Mishali, Ellen Rifkin, Mira Schlosberg, Amy Horowitz, and Tova.

Sinister Wisdom 119: To Be a Jewish Dyke in the 21st Century:

The video playing features the artwork from Sinister Wisdom 119: To Be a Jewish Dyke in the 21st Century.

The video was created by Jasmine Jackson, who provides freelance video work. You can learn more about her at or follow her on Instagram @thatonegirl_jasminej.

Music in the video is courtesy of drummer, bandleader, composer/arranger, and film scholar Eve Sicular, It is a song called Shpil du Fidl, Shpil, a Yiddish Tango, recorded by Metropolitan Klezmer at The Cutting Room NYC. Eve Sicular leads both Isle of Klezbos sextet (formed 1998) and Metropolitan Klezmer octet (formed 1994). You can hear the music at YouTube here:

8 December 2020
Sinister Wisdom Open Mic Reading.

10 November 2020
Celebration of Joan Nestle, co-sponsored by the Lesbian Herstory Archives.

27 October 2020
The Archivettes: A Conversation with Megan Rossman.

15 October 2020
Launch event for Sinister Wisdom 118: Forty-Five Years / A Tribute to the Lesbian Herstory Archives.

Sinister Wisdom 118: Forty-Five Years / A Tribute to the Lesbian Herstory Archives launch event featured Joan Nestle, Deborah Edel, Elana Dykewomon, Lucinda Zoe, Linda McKinney, Morgan Gwenwald, Stefani Echeverria-Fenn, Representatives of Little Rainbows: Alexis Clements, with Catalina Schliebener, Ellen Baxt, Luciana Pinchiero, and Elvis Bakaitis.
Hosted by Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz.
With visuals and hellos from LHA Coordinators past and present.
Co-sponsored by the Lesbian Herstory Archives, CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies, and the NYU Division of Libraries.

18 April 2020
Celebration of Sinister Wisdom 116: Making Connections.

26 May 2020
Memorial for beloved Sinister Wisdom community member Shewolf.

13 June 2020
Reading at Charis Books & MoreSinister Wisdom 116: Making Connections.

6 July 2020
Launch Reading for Sinister Wisdom 117: Lesbians in the City .

31 August 2020
Summer's Last Gasp Reading.

15 September 2020
Sinister Wisdom Book Club Reading In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado.

"Empowerment comes from ideas."

Gloria Anzaldúa

“And the metaphorical lenses we choose are crucial, having the power to magnify, create better focus, and correct our vision.”
― Charlene Carruthers

"Your silence will not protect you."

Audre Lorde

“It’s revolutionary to connect with love”
— Tourmaline

"Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught."

― Leslie Feinberg

“The problem with the use of language of Revolution without praxis is that it promises to change everything while keeping everything the same. “
— Leila Raven