The B Word author Maria San Filippo will take part in a Graduate Consortium of Women's Studies event at MIT from 7 to 9 p.m. May 1. A unique feature of the event is a "speed talk" given by San Filippo and other featured authors. Participants are required to discuss their books in two minutes or less (event organizers are even bringing timers!).
However, if two minutes isn't enough time to learn everything you wanted to know about The B Word, then check out this new review of the book by Next Magazine:
"In The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television, Maria San Filippo turns her razor-sharp intellect on the representation of bisexuality in modern media, where it still remains somewhat unspoken, often overshadowed by the hard-won visibility of gays and lesbians. Placing bisexual desire center stage, San Filippo’s book is a much-needed addition to the field of queer media studies."
San Filippo's next speaking engagement (longer than two minutes this time) will take place at 9 a.m. May 4 during the Media in Transition 8 Conference at MIT. The topic of her talk is "After AfterEllen.com: Online Queer Media Communities as Critical Counterpublics."
Visit Maria San Filippo's website for information about all her events.