6pm-7pm – The Radical Reading Series 2015 Edition: More Famous Than We’ll Ever Be
Los Angeles’ Ted Rall on Edward Snowden; Liz Worth on Andy Warhol; Lindsay Gibb on Nicolas Cage; and Janette Platana on The Clash!
Janette Platana‘s short story collection A Token of My Affliction was released by Tightrope Books and longlisted for the 2015 Frank O’Connor International Award. Broken Pencil reviewer Richard Rosenbaum proclaimed it “punk as fuck”. Janette‘s short stories and poems have been published and nominated internationally. Originally from Saskatchewan, she lives and writes in Peterborough, Ontario. With a background in indie bands and improv comedy, Janette now writes and runs a community writing studio.
Liz Worth is the author of four books: PostApoc; Amphetamine Heart; Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Beyond; and the forthcoming No Work Finished Here: Rewriting Andy Warhol, which is being published by BookThug this fall. Currently, she is turning Twin Peaks scripts into poetry, which you can read at her website, lizworth.com.
Lindsay Gibb is a librarian and journalist with a specific interest in zines, film, and comics. She co-programs the Toronto Comic Arts Festival’s Librarian and Educator Day and her writing has appeared in Shameless, This Magazine, and Playback. She was the editor of Broken Pencil magazine, co-founded Spacing magazine and is the author of National Treasure: Nicolas Cage from ECW Press’ Pop Classics series.
Twice the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, Ted Rall is a political cartoonist, opinion columnist, graphic novelist and occasional war correspondent whose work has appeared in hundreds of publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Village Voice, and Los Angeles Times. He is the illustrator of the full-length comic in Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps, written by Greg Palast. His graphic novel Snowden (about whistleblower Edward Snowden) was released in August on Seven Stories Press.
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