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A Conversation with Author Izzy Wasserstein Online

In a continuing partnership with Tachyon Press, Cushing Memorial Library & Archives is pleased to host a Zoom discussion with writer Izzy Wasserstein, to celebrate the release of her first novella, the queer noir technothriller These Fragile Graces, This Fugitive Heart. Wasserstein will talk about the new work as well as her other writing with Cushing’s Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection Curator, Jeremy Brett. The talk will be followed by questions taken from the audience.

The Texas A&M University Official Bookstore at the Memorial Student Center (tx.ag/Bookstore), will support the event by selling copies of Wasserstein's new book. The first 40 people to purchase a book through the bookstore will receive a bookplate signed by Wasserstein.

This recorded online talk is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by TAMU Libraries, the Science Fiction Studies Working Group, the Women's and Gender Studies Program, and the Department of Sociology.


If you require an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Jeremy Brett at jwbrett@library.tamu.edu to communicate your needs. Early notification of at least five workdays before the event will facilitate the provision of reasonable accommodation.

About the Speakers:

Izzy Wasserstein is a queer, trans woman who teaches writing and literature. Wasserstein was born and raised in Kansas, and she received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico. She is the author of dozens of short stories, two poetry collections, and the short story collection All the Hometowns You Can’t Stay Away From (Neon Hemlock Press, 2022). Wasserstein loves books, comics, horror movies, and slowly running long distances. She shares a home in Southern California with her spouse Nora E. Derrington and their animal companions. These Fragile Graces is her debut novella. For more about Izzy, please visit her on the web.

Jeremy Brett is the Curator of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection at Cushing Memorial Library & Archives. He is also Cushing's Interim Curator of its Women & Gender Studies Collection and Area Studies Collection. He has worked at the University of Iowa, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the National Archives and Records Administration-Pacific Region, and the Wisconsin Historical Society. He received his MLS and his MA in History from the University of Maryland – College Park in 1999. His professional interests include science fiction, fan studies, and the intersection of libraries and social justice.

Thursday, March 21, 2024
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
Izzy Wasserstein, author
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