A Conversation with Author R.B. Lemberg Online
Cushing Memorial Library & Archives is pleased to host a Zoom discussion with award-winning queer Jewish Ukrainian-American fantasy author, R.B. Lemberg, to celebrate the release of their first full-length novel from the acclaimed Birdverse, The Unbalancing. Lemberg will talk about their career and rich array of work 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, Barnes & Noble Bookstore at the Memorial Student Center (https://tamu.bncollege.com/shop/tamu/home), will support the event by providing copies for sale of Lemberg’s new book. The first 40 people to purchase a book through the Bookstore will receive a bookplate signed by Lemberg.
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Glasscock Jewish Studies Working Group, and the Glasscock Science Fiction Studies Working Group.
This is a virtual talk. To register, please use this link: https://tamu.zoom.us/j/95351203410?pwd=SXhLb0t5TDh1OE5LU0FVLzNFMkI4QT09 This link opens in a new window (join password: lemberg1)
(Registration closes 12 hours before the event). Once you register, a Zoom link will be sent to you 24 hours before the start of the event.
This event is free and open to the public. The event will be recorded.
If you require an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Jeremy Brett to communicate your needs. Early notification is encouraged, and a request 5 workdays before the event you plan to attend will facilitate the provision of a reasonable accommodation.
Contact information: Jeremy Brett, firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Speakers:
R.B. Lemberg is a queer, bigender immigrant from Ukraine, Russia, and Israel to the United States. Their stories and poems have appeared in Lightspeed‘s Queers Destroy Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Uncanny Magazine, Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology, and more. R.B.’s work has been a finalist for the Nebula, Locus, Ignyte, Crawford, and other awards. Many of R.B.’s stories and poems are set in Birdverse, an LGBTQIA+-focused secondary world. You can find R.B. on Twitter at @rb_lemberg, on Patreon at http://patreon.com/rblemberg, and at rblemberg.net
Jeremy Brett is Processing Archivist and the Curator of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Research Collection at Cushing Memorial Library & Archives. He has also 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.
If you need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to be able to participate in this event, please contact Jeremy Brett at email@example.com to communicate your needs by September 14, to allow us to facilitate a reasonable accommodation.
- Thursday, September 22, 2022
- 12:30pm - 1:30pm
- Time Zone:
- Central Time - US & Canada (change)
- Cushing Library
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.