June 26, 2015
This Saturday, 6/27/15, at 1pm
please join us at Judson Memorial Church
for a celebration of the life, work, and spirit
of Danny Schechter (June 27, 1942 – March 19, 2015)
on the occasion of his 73rd birthday.
We miss you, Danny.
June 16, 2015
This Friday, 6/19/15 (that’s Juneteenth!), 1pm
please join Ralph Nader
for a short talk
and signing of his most recent book,
June 9, 2015
Coming to the ALA’s Annual Conference?
Don’t forget to stop by Booth 3241 and say hi! We’d love to meet you. And from the 27th – 29th, you can also meet Cory Silverberg, sex educator and author of the Lambda-nominated What Makes a Baby?, as well as the forthcoming Sex is a Funny Word: A Book About Bodies, Feelings, and YOU (we’ll let you have an exclusive peek at the new one, if you ask nicely)!
On Sunday, June 28, from 10-11am, join us at the Pop Top Stage (middle of the 1400 aisle, behind Booths 1428 and 1424) for a discussion, reading and book signing with Cory Silverberg and the amazing Innosanto Nagara, author of A Is for Activist (the board book for the children of the 99 percent!) and the forthcoming Counting on Community.
Check here for the full ALA Pop Top Stage line-up.
June 9, 2015
Hey New York City, are you as excited as we are about this weekend’s Worker Writers workshops?
Saturday and Sunday on Governor’s Island, don’t miss an amazing program that includes a collective reading of Walter Benjamin’s sonnets, a conversation on a possible history of the global south by Vijay Prashad and Andrew Hsiao, and much more.
Seven Stories will have two authors participating in the weekend’s events!
On Sunday, 6/14, at 2pm, don’t miss Hilary Klein, author of Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories, at WHAT IS BEING DONE?, a conversation with Bhaskar Sunkara from Jacobin, Basma Eid of the Street Vendor Project, Tammy Kim of Al Jazeera America, and Sujatha Fernandes, author of Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation.
Immediately thereafter, at 3, join poet, activist, and Worker Writers organizer Mark Nowak for a conversation with the legendary Bill Ayers, author of many books, and co-author and -editor of Sing a Battle Song!
May 27, 2015
Coming to BEA? Check us out at Booth 3149!
And don’t miss these opportunities to meet our authors during the convention!Cory Silverberg will be signing copies of his newest book, Sex is a Funny Word on Wednesday, May 27 from 1:30-2:30 pm. From the acclaimed creators of the Lambda-nominated What Makes a Baby, Sex is a Funny Word is a comic book for all kids — the first truly inclusive book about sex for young readers in every kind of family.Ted Rall will be signing black and white advance review copies of his forthcoming graphic biography Snowden on Friday, May 29th, from 11am to noon. With his trademark wit, punch, and clarity, Rall gives not only an examination of the whistleblower’s early life and political perspectives, but also a deeper meditation on privacy, security, and government surveillance.
March 24, 2015
Listen, Yankee is informed by the author’s unique history—not only as an observer of Cuba’s complex and intricate past, but also as a revolutionary leader of student movements in the US, one whose efforts to mobilize political change in the US mirrored a simultaneous radical transformation in Cuba.
“This books is much more than an account of the politics of the current thaw: it is a memoir and a meditation, a thoughtful reflection on the inter-American struggles of activists, intellectuals and politicians for a more just world.” — Greg Grandin, author of The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World.
Thursday, March 26th/ ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
7pm, Reading and book signing.
March 24, 2015
Mario Marazzitti is a man who moves mountains. As a member of Italy’s parliament and leader of Rome’s Community of Sant’Egidio, he has succeeded in lobbying for an end to capital punishment in countries like Chile, Gabon, and Uzbekistan. Now, he has set his sites on another: the United States, where he intends to see it outlawed by 2025. The clock is ticking: ten prisoners have been executed in the US this year alone.
In his new book, 13 Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty, Marazziti approaches the challenge with love in his heart and an astonishing range of tested approaches in his activist toolkit. He has been responsible for the Community of Sant’Egidio gathering more than three million signatures on an anti-death penalty petition, and is currently the architect of the state-by-state plan that will end capital punishment in the most powerful nation on earth.
Along with his friend and collaborator, Reinventing Bach author Paul Elie, Mario will be touring the United States to spread his message, and share some of the activist methods that have proven so remarkably successful in the global struggle at whose forefront he stands.
March 23, 2015
April 7, 2015, 7PM, Barnes and Noble, Union Square, New York City
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY
The one and only RALPH NADER will be appearing at the Union Square Barnes and Noble on Tuesday, April 7th, to sign and read from his new Seven Stories title Return to Sender: Unanswered Letters to the President, 2001-2015!
For the past forty-five years, Ralph has challenged corporations, government agencies, and institutions to be more accountable to the public. In 1965, Unsafe at Any Speed changed the face of the automobile industry and made him a household name. His lobbying and writing on the food industry insured that the food we buy is required to pass strict guidelines before reaching the consumer. One of his greatest achievements was the 1974 amendment to the Freedom of Information Act that increased public access to government documents. Ralph has co-founded numerous public interest groups including Public Citizen, Critical Mass, Commercial Alert, and the Center for Study of Responsive Law.
March 17, 2015
In The Spirit of Homebirth: Modern Women, an Ancient Choice, edited by Bronwyn Preece, weaves together intimate stories of birth and community written by mothers, partners, doulas, midwives and children from the rocky shores, remote towns and cities of British Columbia, Canada.
Bronwyn’s collection of prose, poetry, photography and illustrations contributes to a renewed understanding of, and confidence in, women’s natural abilities to birth, creating transformative options for individuals and communities worldwide.
Today we celebrate the official publication of the book, and this Saturday, March 21st Mothering Touch in Victoria, BC is hosting a book launch and reading of the collection.
January 13, 2015
Described as “one of those brave writers who go their own way and challenge readers to follow” by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. From Jan. 15th – Jan. 30th Barry Gifford will be giving a series of readings and Q&As for his newest novel, and the final installation of the Wild at Heart series, The Up-Down, available for sale here.
Thursday, January 15th/ SAN FRANCISCO
7pm The Poetry Room at City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA—Book launch, Q&A and book signing.
Sunday, January 25th/ AUSTIN
6:15 pm Alamo Drafthouse, Austin, TX—Screening of Wild at Heart, followed by author Q&A, book sales and signing.
Tuesday January 27th/ NEW ORLEANS
6 pm-7:30pm Garden District Book Shop, New Orleans, LA—Reading, Q&A, book signing.
Wednesday, January 28th/ JACKSON
5pm Lemuria Books, Jackson, MS—Reading, Q&A, book signing.
Thursday, January 29th/ OXFORD
5pm Square Books, Oxford, MS—Reading, Q&A, book signing.