The new novel “Juliet” by Ann Fortier combines the characteristics of a historical fiction, a romance, an adventure, or a mystery book. They author asks the question, “were Romeo and Juliet real?” and she begins her own journey to discover the truth (more info at Elevate Difference).
Could you spend a “Week at the Airport?” How many different stories happen every week at the airports in all over the world? The new book by Alain de Botton details the time he spent as a writer in residence at Heathrow (more info via The New York Times).
“Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation” by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman is about pronouns and transitions, feminism and naming, women-only space and sex. It starts as a conversation between two old friends and becomes a powerful exploration of gender on an international scale (more info and a chance to win a copy at Feministing.com).
Women’s eNews, co-sponsored by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, presents a film screening and a panel discussion for “Sex and Consent… A Conversation about the Language of Rape.” How both the media and the average person understands and discusses rape how to determine where the line is when defining consent (more info here).
The National Women’s Law Center is hosting an interesting and educational webinar on November 10: "Learn More about the Challenges Facing Mothers Behind Bars." Join the discussion and you will learn more about the issues facing pregnant and parenting mothers behind bars (more info here).
New Yorkers, check out Experimental Women in Flux (through November 8) and Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography (through March 21, 2011) at MoMa (via Feminist Majority).