We are pleased to announce that New Hampshire Humanities has awarded One Book One Valley 2019 a community project grant. This grant will fund the program featuring Amy Ellis Nutt, author of this year’s book, Becoming Nicole. It will also fund the work of our Project Humanist, Alex Myers. And it will fund 2/3 of the cost of the books that libraries will have to lend. Thank you, New Hampshire Humanities!
We’ve added some more events to our program lineup for One Book One Valley 2019. For full descriptions, visit our Events page.
- LGBTQ Awareness Discussion Panel: Monday, September 16 at 6:00 p.m., the Conway Public Library.
- Transgender History: A talk by Alex Myers, Saturday, September 21, 1:00 p.m. at the Bridgton Public Library.
- Film and Discussion “Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria”: Wednesday, September 25, 7:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes, 30 Tamworth Road, Tamworth, NH.
Plans are coming together for a variety of programs to take place leading up to One Book One Valley’s signature event with the author, which will take place on Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Kennett High School. Here are some that have been scheduled, more to come!
- Gender 101: What is gender? Why does it matter? Alex Myers will explore the concept of gender identity, explain the differences between biological sex and gender, gender identity and gender expression, as well as gender and sexual orientation. At Madison Library on September 26 at 7:00 p.m.
- Ask a Transgender Person Anything: October 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Jackson Public Library.
- No Cinderella Story: Friends Remember Ben Scott “Benderella” Rae: Historian Laura Hodgman will talk about Benderella Rae, a developmentally disabled transgender woman who was murdered in 1977. At Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth on October 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Author of Becoming Nicole, Amy Ellis Nutt, first introduced the Maines family’s story in an article in the Washington Post. Libraries will have multiple copies of the book to lend at the beginning of September. If you’d like to read the book over the summer, contact your library to ask if a copy is available, or stop in White Birch Books to purchase a copy.