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/  

 

Seattle PB readings – Aug. 11 & 12

I’m doing two readings from PREGNANT BUTCH in Seattle – August 11th & 12th, at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park and at Elliott Bay Books in Capitol Hill. I’m told they’re on opposite sides of town, so we shouldn’t have to worry about rival neighborhood gangs of natural childbirth enthusiasts and their bowtie-wielding dandy enforcers mixing it up. Peace, y’all!

Third Place Books front of store image

PREGNANT BUTCH – reading and slideshow
Monday, August 11th
7:00pm
Third Place Books (Lake Forest location)
Location: 17171 Bothell Way NE

Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Elliott Bay Books front of store image

PREGNANT BUTCH – reading and slideshow
Tuesday, August 12th
7:00pm
Elliott Bay Books
Location: 1521 10th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Tr!ckster – Berkeley, CA on August 3

Trickster logo

I will be reading and showing a slideshow from PREGNANT BUTCH at Tr!ckster in Berkeley, CA on Sunday, August 3, at 7 PM. No joke. For reals. I mean it now. Get those pants back on… Etc.

A.K. Summers reads from PREGNANT BUTCH
Sunday, August 3, 2014
7 PM
TR!CKSTER
2631 Ashby Ave, Suite A
Berkeley, CA 94705

http://www.trickstertrickster.com

510-665-8900

PB & Nicole J. Georges

photo of Nicole J. Georges and corgi friend

PB not pictured.

I will be reading in Portland, Oregon this August 8 with Nicole J. Georges, author-artist of Calling Dr. Laura. Though Nicole self-describes as “barren,” she just took home the Best Graphic Novel prize from Lambda Lit.

One queer’s barren is another queer’s fertile abundance!

Pregnant Butch & Nicole J. Georges
Friday, August 8 at 7:00pm in PDT
Independent Publishing Resource Center
1001 SE Division St
Portland, Oregon
97202 USA
(503) 827-0249

http://www.iprc.org

Windy City Times covers U of Chicago Talk

Sociology professor Kristen Schilt, Hillary Chute, Chase Joynt, A.K. Summers. Photo by Vern Hester.

University of Chicago CSGS Artist Salon hosts Kristen Schilt, Hillary Chute, Chase Joynt with A.K. Summers at May 1, 2014 Artist’s Talk, “Drawing Butchness with Comics.”

Windy City Times‘s Vern Hester came to my May 1 Artist’s Talk at the University of Chicago…but Vern left out his own brilliant after-the-talk suggestion that I send a copy of Pregnant Butch to Paul “Yer Havin’ My Babeh” Anka.

http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Pregnant-Butch-author-presents-talk/47306.html