Skip the Small Talk @ Trident: LGBTQIA Speed Friending
EVENT START-END | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
DOORS OPEN | 6:45 pm EST
WHERE | Trident Books, 338 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115
FOOD/DRINKS | The entire Trident menu of food and alcoholic as well as nonalcoholic drinks will be available, with many allergy-friendly options for food and drinks.
PARKING / PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION | Limited parking lot spots and street parking may be available nearby, but public transportation is recommended.
ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER VENUE DETAILS | Wheelchair accessible, gender-neutral bathrooms available, optional noise isolation devices used.
COVID-19 PROCEDURES | Masks will be strongly encouraged.
What’s it like?
Do you wish you could have more of the kinds of conversations you have late at night where for some reason, you feel safe talking about the things you actually care about?
Bring your friends (or come by yourself) and spend your Tuesday night at an event where you know everyone else is there for the same reason.
We'll be offering "big talk" conversational prompts on them to get you started, and we'll have lots of structure to make sure that you actually talk to people and that it's not awkward. Not feeling like answering a particular question? No worries, we'll have plenty to choose from, like, "When are you the happiest?" and, "If you were going to become close friends with me, what would I need to know about you?" We'll give you ground rules to make sure you feel comfortable and safe sharing as much of yourself as possible while still feeling in complete control of how much you divulge.
There will be food and drinks for sale!
Check-in for this event will begin around 6:45 pm. Please do your best to arrive before 7:00 pm so we can begin as close to on time as possible.
Skip the Small Talk is dedicated to providing an inclusive, welcoming environment for everyone. Check out our safety policy here: tinyurl.com/ststSafety
Need accessibility accommodations?
Trident Books is wheelchair accessible.
We are happy to offer live ASL upon request. Due to the use of one-on-one conversations during the event, we request at least five days' notice to make sure we are able to provide an ASL interpreter for each person who needs them. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss what we can do for you.
We encourage guests to do what they need to in order to feel as comfortable as possible during the event, like taking breaks, eating, stretching, using fidget tools, leaving early, etc.
While we acknowledge that there is no such thing as a space that is perfectly accessible for everyone, we do what we can to welcome as many people as possible while prioritizing the needs of those who are systematically oppressed. If you have any accessibility needs that we might be able to help with or if money is a barrier to attending, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
We are monitoring COVID rates and our COVID policy is subject to change based on local infection rates. For the safety of our staff and guests, masks will be strongly encouraged.
Ready to skip the small talk with us?
Grab a ticket since entry is on a first come first serve basis and we tend to sell out in advance for these-- once we are out of tickets, we will NOT be able to accommodate folks at the door.
Want to check out what else is going on at Trident Books? Check out their full event calendar here.
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