Where do I belong? Where do I fit? Who are my people? Where do my loyalties lie? We all choose out tribe. It’s that need to belong, to live within boundaries, cos it’s scary out there, on the fringes. Some labels are forced on us. They mark us, set us apart until we’re like ghosts, drifting through other people’s lives. But only if we let the labels hold. You can piss your whole life away trying out who you might be. It’s when you’ve worked out who you are that you can really start to live.
On Tuesday, March 18th, at 7 p.m., we’ll nerd out over sitcoms with Saul Austerlitz (Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film Comedy). His new book, Sitcom, chronicles the format in twenty-four episodes, from I Love Lucy to Community. Proceedings include a multimedia presentation, Q&A session, and a signing. Okay, we don’t have a big cushy couch, but still, seating is ample!
On Thursday, March 12th, at 7 p.m., we’ll celebrate science, both real and imagined, and teen literature. We’ll be joined by author Cecil Castellucci (Tin Star, TheYear of the Beasts) and friends Andy Marino (Uncrashable Dakota, The Door), and Eliot Schrefer (Endangered, Threatened). They’ll discuss science in YA, they’ll take your questions, and they’ll sign your books. That’s a win-win-win!