Brooklyn Book Festival – Sept. 20

photo of Brooklyn Book Festival

Hey, NYC people: I will be at the Brooklyn Book Festival, Sept. 20, 2:00 PM, Brooklyn Historical Society Auditorium, 28 Pierrepont St.

The event is a panel called Can’t You See Who I Am? at which three comic creators talk about their new books, that explore identity, place, and finding your purpose in the city. Join A.K. Summers, author and artist of Pregnant Butch, about her adventures in motherhood; Julian Voloj with his comic biography Ghetto Brother on Benjy Melendez, and the events of gangland New York in the 1970s, and Lisa Wilde, NYC high school teacher whose collected memoir zine Yo, Miss, follows her and her diverse students as they struggle and celebrate over a single academic year. Moderated by Jessica Abel, (Out on a Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio).

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Wotta night at NEIU

Here I am with Nicole Georges, Phoebe Gloeckner (who took this iconic bathroom mirror photo), and Hillary Chute. See? It really happened. It was a stellar panel. Thanks to all of  you at Northeastern Illinois University and especially Alicia Erian for organizing!

Photo of Nicole Georges, Phoebe Gloeckner, Hillary Chute, AK Summers at Northeastern Illinois University

Nicole Georges, Phoebe Gloeckner, Hillary Chute, AK Summers prepping for talk at Northeastern Illinois University

Talk at NEIU with Phoebe Gloeckner, Nicole Georges

Pixo3 Phoebe

This is kinda late for me to be posting this but…TONIGHT I’m on a panel with Phoebe Gloeckner and Nicole Georges at Northeastern Illinois University, moderated by real-deal, I’m-not-making-this-up, Professional Comics Scholar, Professor Hillary Chute! This should be a great big wide-open vat of a talk. Thrills ‘n spills with nibbage to spare! Open, as it should be, to the comics-concerned public.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 6-8 p.m.
NEIU Auditorium
3701 W Bryn Mawr Ave
Chicago, IL 60646
Free, No Tickets Required
Complimentary parking in Lot F or Levels 4 & 5 of the parking garage

http://neiu.edu/university-life/arts-northeastern/visiting-writers-series/graphic-novelists-panel

The Longest Shortest Time

The Longest Shortest Time podcast logo and image from Pregnant Butch

Last month, I met with Hillary Frank of WNYC’s The Longest Shortest Time and we talked of things pregnant and butch.  http://longestshortesttime.com/2014/10/15/podcast-41-how-to-be-a-pregnant-butch/

The Longest Shortest Time is a WNYC podcast for all of you hollow-eyed ghouls who find yourselves up in the middle of the night (not by choice). I heard of it because, after my book came out with its Spiritual Midwifery-bashing chapter, a friend asked me if I’d heard Hillary Frank’s podcast about Ina May Gaskin. I hadn’t. I looked it up and was astonished. Hillary had the chutzpah and decency to actually call up Ina May Gaskin and challenge the legendary midwife-author about her promise of “ecstatic childbirth” in S.M., among other things. Of course, I had my own different bone to pick with Ina May, but I took the sneaky bomb-throwing, comic-drawing route instead. #whyimnotajournalist  http://longestshortesttime.com/2014/04/16/podcast-28-the-missing-chapter-to-ina-mays-guide/