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).
Here’s a little comic about my new favorite band Curtain of Udders, just up on Mutha Magazine.
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 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
PREGNANT BUTCH is back in NYC at Bluestockings Bookstore on Wednesday, April 23. Perhaps you skimmed the pictures in someone else’s bathroom copy of PB? Now you owe it to yourself to hear the mighty audio version!
WED. APRIL 23, 7 PM
172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002