Saturday, February 17, 2024 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Alex Alberto, author of Entwined: Essays on Polyamory and Creating Home will speak at Mac's on Saturday, February 17th at 7:30 pm

In a series of genre-blending essays, Entwined tells the story of Alex Alberto’s decade-long polyamorous journey towards a new kind of family.

In these essays, Alex attempts to build two committed relationships at once when no one involved has done it before; develops a powerful bond with the woman their partner loves; sits through a tense Thanksgiving Dinner with religious in-laws; questions the need for rules and hierarchy in their relationships; experiences the intensity of a triad; wrestles with the fragility baked into the nuclear family after their father’s stroke; and explores their queerness and gender identity in English, in New York, while struggling to reconcile their newfound self in their native French-Canadian language and culture.

Entwined explores the fuzzy lines between friendship, romance, and family with various essay forms, including a play, an advice column, and a love letter. Rather than wallowing in the throes of jealousy, this collection celebrates the hard work of creating a love life that resists conventional narratives.

Event address: 
1820 Coventry Rd
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Entwined: Essays on Polyamory and Creating Home By Alex Alberto Cover Image
ISBN: 9798989669103
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Quilted Press - February 19th, 2024