The Still Queer reading series welcomes Melissa Febos to discuss her latest book, Girlhood. In this powerful collection of essays, Febos examines the narratives women are told about what it means to be female and what it takes to free oneself from them. Blending investigative reporting, memoir, and scholarship, Febos charts how she and others like her have reimagined relationships and made room for the anger, grief, power, and pleasure women have long been taught to deny.
Buy a copy of Girlhood through Still North Books & Bar to receive a limited edition signed book plate.
ASL live interpretation will be provided for this event.
About Melissa Febos
Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir Whip Smart and two essay collections: Abandon Me, a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist and Publishing Triangle Award finalist, and Girlhood, a National Bestseller, which was released on March 30. Catapult will publish a collection of her craft essays, Body Work, in 2022. The inaugural winner of the Jeanne Córdova Nonfiction Award from LAMBDA Literary and the recipient of fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The BAU Institute, Vermont Studio Center, The Barbara Deming Foundation, and others; her essays have recently appeared in The Paris Review, The Believer, McSweeney’s Quarterly, Tin House, The Sun, and The New York Times Magazine. She is an associate professor at the University of Iowa, where she teaches in the Nonfiction Writing Program.
About the Series
Still Queer is a reading series held (virtually, for now) at Still North Books & Bar in Hanover, NH, which highlights the unique voices of contemporary Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, and Two-Spirit writers. Still Queer serves the Upper Valley community by providing a diverse and multifaceted program of queer poetry, fiction, and non-fiction in a welcoming space.
Alexander Chee is the author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, and the essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel. He is a contributing editor at The New Republic, and an editor at large at VQR. His essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, T Magazine, Tin House, Slate, Guernica, and Out, among others. He is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College.
Dustin Schell is a newcomer to the Upper Valley and an avid reader and supporter of queer literature. He studied Theater at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Circle in the Square Theater School In New York City. His varied career includes work as an actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, and most recently, a ski instructor at the Dartmouth Skiway.