June 6, 2011
Norway meets New York in this double launch event for Johan Harstad’s BUZZ ALDRIN, WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN ALL THE CONFUSION? (Seven Stories Press) and the paperback release of Garth Risk Hallberg’s A FIELD GUIDE TO THE NORTH AMERICAN FAMILY (Mark Batty Publisher), with music by Brooklyn duo SWEATER.
More info and directions here on the Housing Works Bookstore events list.
May 29, 2011
“Womencare is honored to join with The Midwifery Institute of Philadelphia University to host an inspiring day
with Ina May Gaskin in support of birth options for Philadelphia Communities! We invite everyone ~ mothers,
daughters, expecting couples, women’s health professionals and advocates, family & friends of all ages ~ all
who are interested in the relevance and importance of birth in our area, to gather with us!” Preregister now.
May 26, 2011
May 26, 2011, 7:00 pm, author Chris Howard will be a Barbara’s Bookstore in Chicago following the release of his debut novel Tea of Ulaanbaatar, the story of disaffected Peace Corps volunteer Warren, who flees life in late-capitalist America to find himself stationed in the post-Soviet industrial hell of urban Mongolia. As the American presence crumbles, Warren seeks escape in tsus, the mysterious “blood tea” that may be the final revenge of the defeated Khans—or that may be only a powerful hallucinogen operating on an uneasy mind—as a phantasmagoria of violence slowly envelops him. Location: 1218 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607 (at UIC).
May 22, 2011
Inga Muscio, author of Rose: Love in Violent Times and Cunt, will be speaking at Seattle Town Hall on Sunday, May 22nd, from 7PM to 8:30PM.
In Rose, the follow-up to her iconic feminist book Cunt, Inga Muscio explores the impact of violence, abuse, war, and cultural trauma on our most intimate lives in order to uncover a path toward health, and the ability to love. In addressing how we identify, witness, and then recover from trauma—as individuals, as families, as communities, and as a country—Muscio takes on dire topics with vigor and bravery, offering a fresh perspective on achieving empowerment and self-possession. Presented by Town Hall, with Elliott Bay Book Company.
May 21, 2011
May 21, 2011, 10:00AM-5:30PM, Ina May Gaskin will be at the New York Open Center sharing stories of her birthing experiences, drawn from her past three and a half decades at the Farm Midwifery Center, and talk about techniques she and her colleagues learned from traditional, indigenous midwives from all over the world. The workshop is recommended for women, couples and all people interested in natural childbirth. Following the workshop, Gaskin will be signing copies of her book Birth Matters: How What We Don’t Know About Nature, Bodies, and Surgery Can Hurt Us. Ina May Gaskin has gained international notoriety for promoting natural birth. She is a much-beloved leader of a movement that seeks to stop the hyper-medicalization of birth—which has lead to nearly a third of hospital births in America to be cesarean sections—and renew confidence in a woman’s natural ability to birth. Registration for members is $130, nonmembers $140 Location: New York Open Center, 22 E. 30th St., NY, NY 10016.
May 14, 2011
May 14, 2011, 7:00 pm, R. J. Julia in Madison, CT will be hosting Ralph Nader for a reading and signing of his latest work, “Only the Super-rich Can Save Us!” Now an abridged paperback, the book condences the wealth of knowledge of Mr. Nader gained while building a better American into a flexible strategy for we the people to get us out of the downward spiral of our economy, environment, and quality of life—if only a few of the super-rich would get behind his effort. Location: 768 Boston Post Rd. Madison, CT 0644.
May 13, 2011
We live in the most destructive culture to ever exist. In Derrick’s talks around the country he repeatedly asks his audiences, “Does anyone think this culture will voluntarily transform to a sustainable way of living?” No one ever says yes. If we really accept the seriousness of the situation, what would that mean for our strategy and tactics? This is the urgent question we will be exploring over the weekend. Topics will include: “Organizing the Resistance,” “Bringing It Down: Bottlenecks and Levers,” “Building it Up: A Culture of Resistance,” “Liberal vs. Radical: Some Conceptual Basics,” “Organizational Structures Above and Below Ground,” “Security Culture,” and a Q&A with Derrick Jensen.
May 5, 2011
May 5, 2011, 7:00PM, Political activist and consumer advocate Ralph Nader discusses his latest book “Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!” Described as a work of imagination, but not of fiction, Nader’s newest book, now available as an abridge paperback, challenges our vision of the American dream. Location: Meeting House, First Parish in Cambridge, Mass Ave. at Church St. Tickets are required for this event. $5 for the general public and free for Cambridge Forum members. Call 617-495-2727 to reserve your tickets or go to http://www.cambridgeforum.org/wordpress/?p=604 to buy online.
May 4, 2011
May 4, 2011, 7:00PM, Ralph Nader will be joining Ted Turner and Peter Lewis at the New York Public Library to discuss philanthropy for the common good. This event follows the publication of the abridged “Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!” a book that answers the question “What if?” What if a cadre of super-rich individuals tried to become a driving force in America and decided it was time to fix our government and return the power to the people? Location: the New York Public Library at 42nd St and 5th Ave, New York, NY. To purchase tickets for this event, go to http://www.showclix.com/event/RALPHNADER or call 1.888.71.TICKETS.
April 30, 2011
Sabrina Chapadijev, editor of Live Through This, has performances in Detroit, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; Madison, Cleveland; and Canton, Ohio. Find out more at her website. She also will be lecturing on the book in Detroit and Chicago.