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The Art of Reading Book Club featuring K.M. Szpara

Join Baltimore author K.M. Szpara and Christine Sciacca, Associate Curator of European Art, 300-1400 CE, as they discuss Spzara’s newly released book First, Become Ashes and the shared themes of monsters, and magic as they appear in Szpara’s novel and the Walters collection. Following the talk, participants can join a breakout group to discuss themes in the book; reading the book is not a prerequisite for participation. 

This program is a collaboration between the Walters Art Museum and the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

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K.M. Szpara is a queer and trans author who lives in Baltimore, MD, with a tiny dog. He is the author of the novel Docile and "Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time," a Hugo and Nebula nominated novelette about a gay trans man who's bitten by a vampire. More of his fiction can be found in venues such as Uncanny, Lightspeed, and Shimmer. You can find himme on Twitter at @KMSzpara.

Content Warning: First, Become Ashes contains explicit sadomasochism and sexual content, as well as abuse and consent violations, including rape.

Join the Q&A and breakout discussions 6:45pm-7:30pm in Zoom Meeting after the conversation.






Event Details

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 6:00pm



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