The Rumpus, Feminist Press, and McNally Jackson present: Sapphic Summer: Queer eQuinox

September 14th

McNally Jackson Seaport
RSVP Required — see below

Join us for the third (and final) (for now) installment of the Sapphic Summer series at McNally Jackson Seaport!

This month's event will be centered around transitions—from personal transitional relationships to sapphic identity and community, to the evolution of the sapphic literary landscape across decades. Authors will read from their work and speak to topics such as their shifting understanding of their writing and identities over time, the historical and present-day connections between lesbian and trans communities and spaces, literature that bridges the gap and complicates identity categories, and how language shapes our understanding of self.


We recommend that guests wear masks on the night. 



Chase Berggrun is a trans woman poet and the author of R E D (Birds, LLC, 2018). Her poems and essays have appeared in The Nation, American Poetry Review, Poetry Magazine, and elsewhere. She lives and works in New York City.




Diana Cage was formerly an award-winning sex self-help author, lesbian pornographer, and host of a ridiculously bombastic talk show on SiriusXM. Now she's a PhD student working at the intersection of performance studies, trans health, and medicine. Her current writing explores the work that transqueer art and artists do to undermine healthcare bans and other forms of gendered and racialized state violence.




Sabrina Imbler is a writer and science journalist living in Brooklyn. Their chapbook, Dyke (geology) was published by Black Lawrence Press. They have received fellowships and scholarships from the Asian American Writers' Workshop, Tin House, the Jack Jones Literary Arts Retreat, Millay Arts, and Paragraph NY. Their reporting has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, and Sierra, among others. Their first book, an essay collection about sea creatures called HOW FAR THE LIGHT REACHES, is forthcoming in December with Little, Brown.






RSVP Below

In order to keep our events program running in uncertain times, we're asking attendees to hold their place with a $5 voucher, redeemable on the night of the event on any product in store or in our bar & café. You can alternatively reserve a spot by pre-purchasing the event book. If you have a change of heart or plans, write to and we'll gladly refund you and release your spot, up to 24 hours before the event. Thanks for understanding, and for supporting your local bookstore.

Buy the Book: 
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R E D By Chase Berggrun Cover Image
ISBN: 9780991429882
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Birds - May 8th, 2018

Dyke (geology) By Sabrina Imbler Cover Image
ISBN: 9781625577160
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Black Lawrence Press, Inc. - March 3rd, 2020