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!
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.
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
Here’s a little comic about my new favorite band Curtain of Udders, just up on Mutha Magazine.
A review of Pregnant Butch in PRINT…wotta concept! If you wanna read it, go to the library or subscribe.
…As I was saying, it was nice to find myself included in this NPR blog piece, though the “Butch” in “Pregnant Butch” seems to have gotten lost in the quest for pregnant transgender sources. Sorry, guys.
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/
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!
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
2631 Ashby Ave, Suite A
Berkeley, CA 94705