Come read with us! Announcing the launch of the NYMS Myco Book Club

We are excited to launch our new Myco Book Club for NYMS members! For the inaugural reading, and in honor of May’s AAPI Heritage Month, we will be reading The Mushroom at the End of the World by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing which can be purchased at this month’s featured AAPI independent bookseller, Yu & Me Books, in NYC’s Chinatown. The in-person discussion will be Saturday, May 20th (rain date Sunday May 21), 3-5pm at the big table in the back pergola of the beautiful and serene Elizabeth Street Garden (entrance on Elizabeth Street between Prince and Spring). Delicious mushroom kimbap rolls and shiitake cookies (all vegan and gluten-free) will be provided courtesy of our member myco-culinary artist, Kate Ray! You are also welcome to bring your own snacks or beverages.

The discussion will be led by NYMS member Katina Rogers, who is a writer, educator, and independent scholar, and has taught this book in her graduate course on power, precarity, and care.

If you want to attend but are unable to get the book, please email so we can get you the reading. Spots are limited so all who wish to attend should please RSVP

All are welcome — myco-newbies, generalists and specialists! Come join us in a gorgeous setting for an informal and inspiring discussion on a “brilliant book… a delight to read.. with the flowing prose of a well-crafted novel.”