Housing Works brings Ireland, Older to talk political unrest


On Monday, February 20, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York will host Shadowshaper author Daniel Jose Older and Promise of Shadows author Justina Ireland, along with The Fifth Season author N.K. Jemisin and Berit Anderson of Scout.ai, to discuss the role of speculative fiction in times of political unrest in the past, present, and future.

Shadowshaper follows Sierra Santiago, who was looking forward to a fun summer of making art, hanging out with her friends, and skating around Brooklyn. But everything changes when a weird zombie guy crashes the first party of the season.

In Promise of Shadows, Zephyr Mourning has never been very good at being a Harpy. She’d rather watch reality TV than learn forty-seven ways to kill a man, and she pretty much sucks at wielding magic. Zephyr was ready for a future pretending to be a normal human instead of a half-god assassin. But all that changes when her sister is murdered—and she uses a forbidden dark power to save herself from the same fate.

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe is a social enterprise and event venue in New York City that raises money to support Housing Works’ lifesaving services for people living with HIV/AIDS in New York City and its political advocacy work to end AIDS as an epidemic in New York State by 2020, in the United States by 2025, and worldwide by 2030.

This event is a part of Geek Week, the annual 30% off sale on all things sci-fi, fantasy, vintage vinyl, co mics, graphic novels, and more. Books and drinks will be available for purchase with all proceeds to our charitable mission. To RSVP for the event, visit Housing Works on Facebook.

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