Readings

Kris O’Shee presents memoir on grief In Our Last Blue Moon, dancer Kris O'Shee ('88), widow of Alan Cheuse—the beloved teacher, novelist, and literary commentator known as the "voice of books" on NPR—tells the story of the loss of her husband after he sustained injuries in a car crash in the summer of 2015. She will present her memoir on Saturday, October 2 at Politics and Prose. A special reception will be held after the event at Buck's Fishing and Camping next door to P&P. Kris will sign books, and there will be food and drink available for purchase. Attend the reading

Ingrid Rojas Contreras presents The Man Who Could Move Clouds. Ingrid, an artist alum and former Djerassi board member, shares her family memoir about her grandfather, a curandero from Colombia who it was said had the power to move clouds available July 2022. In collaboration with Pop magazine and Politics and Prose Bookstore, check out Ingrid’s curated list of her favorite ethereal and otherworldly books and see her live in upcoming shows in Oakland, LA, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Tickets

Sherry Boschert unveils 37 Words: Title IX and Fifty Years of Fighting Sex Discrimination. A new book by Djerassi alum Sherry Boschert tells the human-centered story of Title IX as the law marks its fiftieth anniversary. 37 Words: Title IX and Fifty Years of Fighting Sex Discrimination is a legislative and legal drama filled with rich characters. The intersecting narratives map gains and setbacks for feminism in the last fifty years and show how some women benefit from Title IX more than others. Read more