Molly Wizenberg and Marlee Grace for THE FIXED STARS

Join us in celebrating the recent release of the electrifying memoir The Fixed Stars with author Molly Wizenberg and Marlee Grace. This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event with a donation of any amount of your choice. Donations will go to GLITS, a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting the LGBTQIA community internationally. You can order the book below and there will also be an option to buy the book during the event. 


The Fixed Stars is a nuanced look into two subjects frequently depicted as binary: love and sexuality. Wizenberg writes of her journey into queerness with tenderness and curiosity, two essential qualities for any sort of entry into new lands. This book spoke directly to my heart. Read it.”

— Esmé Weijun Wang, author of The Collected Schizophrenias

The Fixed Stars, like its protagonist, is both brave and sexy, both heady and bodily, and I ripped through this memoir like it was the most erudite romance novel in the world. This is a truly compelling look at sexuality, marriage, and parenthood in this century.”

— Emma Straub, author of Modern Lovers and The Vacationers

At age 36, while serving on a jury, Molly Wizenberg found herself drawn to a female attorney she hardly knew. Married to a man for nearly a decade and mother to a toddler, Wizenberg tried to return to her life as she knew it, but something inside her had changed irrevocably. Instead, she would discover that the trajectory of our lives is rarely as smooth or as logical as we’d like to believe. Like many of us, Wizenberg had long understood sexual orientation as a stable part of ourselves: we’re “born this way.” Suddenly she realized that her story was more complicated. Who was she, she wondered, if something at her very core could change so radically?


Molly Wizenberg is the author of two bestselling books, A Homemade Life and Delancey, and the James Beard Award–winning blog Orangette. She has written for the Washington Post, the Guardian, Saveur, and Bon Appétit, and she also cohosts the podcast Spilled Milk. With chef Brandon Pettit, Wizenberg cofounded the award-winning Seattle restaurants Delancey and Essex.


Marlee Grace is a dancer and writer whose work focuses on the self, devotion, ritual, creativity, and art making. Her practice is rooted in improvisation as a compositional form that takes shape in movement videos, books, quilting, online courses, and hosting artists. For more, go to

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 8:00pm
Event address: 
827 Upshur Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
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