Center for New Words, Boston

June 24th, 2006 | Uncategorized

Center for New Words reading 2

Tonight the Center for New Words hosted a Fun Home reading at Simmons College in Boston. It was hot and steamy, and there was some kind of electrical situation in the original location. But the CNW and Simmons women quickly found another place. A sweaty but lovely dykestowatchoutforesque audience showed up, and I had a great time.

colorful crowd, Center for New Words

I love this photo. It’s so colorful. It’s like an Old Navy ad targeted at progressive intellectuals.

15 Responses to “Center for New Words, Boston”

  1. Arwen says:

    Hey Alison – no relevance to the post, really, but wanted to let you know that I love Fun Home. Love it. I barely had the will power to put it down long enough to go to work today, let alone eat. Hope your tour continues to be fun – come to Calgary sometime!

  2. Missed You at Center... and Toast says:

    Hey Alison,
    A bunch of friends and I went to see you & wound up at the wrong Center for New Words (weird, huh?). So we went to Toast to see you afterwards, bringing our copies of “Fun Home” in hopes of getting them signed. We were so sad when you didn’t come to Toast. Was everything ok?

  3. Jaibe says:

    By the way, I don’t know how you do it — I can’t even read all the postings you are writing!

    & to Missed You… — see the previous blog posting about Toast!

  4. Sarah says:

    Your presentation at Simmons for the CNW was fantastic. I had read Fun Home already, but when you read/showed the two chapters to us, new details, subtleties, and connections between parts of the story emerged for me, and I’ve spent this morning reading the book again at a more contemplative pace. I love the way your narration of a particular episode (like the time your father calls you in nonchalantly while he’s preparing a body) will begin seeming like just an anecdote, an interesting memory, but then becomes revealed as a key observation, an important note (an analysis of how hard it is to react honestly to death). I also love the collage quality of the book–the photos, typed text, handwritten text, printed text, maps, Addams cartoons, etc. Thanks so much for coming through Boston on this tour!

  5. Maryann Connolly - Philadelphia says:

    Hey Alison, I can’t seem to figure out how to use your “contact us” e-mail link (I’m pretty computer illiterate),so I’m just sending a message this way… Did you notice in this weeks NYT’s Book Review that Fun Home is listed in the ‘Editor’s Choice’ columm (p.22)?! Congratulations again!

  6. La Gringa says:

    Hey Alison –

    There’s a wonderful new review of your book here

  7. lisa rosman says:

    i’m blue. I was at bluestockings on tues last week, but apparently you and the bookstore had a miscommunicado about the date. no worries, i thought; i’ll be in boston next friday and will catch her there. but i, apparently, am the one doofus who didn’t figure out the address change. so, i’m plum out of luck. unless you do another impromptu reading, miss bechdel. rest assured, i bought a copy of funhome anyway.

    and congratulations!

  8. R says:

    right..thats what progressive intellectuals look like….where is my stripey tee!!

  9. Erica says:

    so that’s me and my girlfriend Lydia, and friend Mel…i was psyched to see it posted on your website…very cool

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  11. Azzurra says:

    Buon luogo, congratulazioni, il mio amico!

  12. katt says:

    –sniff– i miss the new words BOOK STORE– a “center” which is rarely open and doesn’t sell books and just a kind of office somewhere- well! i think they’re good folks trying to do cool things– but WAAAAHHHH i miss new words bookstore so VERY MUCH!!!! its closed now about- geez, is it four or five years already? it was in a sort of house-like building, and they had the most amazing selection of stuff, and a video rental, womens’ music, and a zine section, and magazines(i used to get HUES there, something else i miss very much!)– well, anyway, just had to say so