Planning to be in Baltimore for the Comics & Medicine conference? Presenter ET Russian will be doing a book event Sunday, June 29th at Red Emma’s Bookshop, 30 W. North Avenue.
Full details below:
RED EMMA’S BOOKSHOP / 30 W. NORTH AVE, BALTIMORE
JUNE 29 / SUNDAY / 7:30 PM / 2014
BOOK READING WITH COMICS, ART SLIDESHOW AND DISCUSSION
ON THEMES OF DISABILITY JUSTICE, HEALTHCARE, ART, SEX, RACE AND HEALING
THE RING OF FIRE ANTHOLOGY is a collection of the zine from the late 1990s by ET Russian, and features new material never before published. RING OF FIRE is honest, engaging, and ahead of its time.
The Ring of Fire Anthology by ET Russian / www.etrussian.com
Published by Left Bank Books Publishing / www.leftbankbooks.com
Distributed by AK Press / www.akpress.org
Alternately emotional and erotic, funny and political, RING OF FIRE captures the work and words of artists and leaders shaping disability culture and history, and also tells the author’s story of healing from a traumatic accident at a young age. A young feminist steeped in the cultures of queer and punk, Russian embraced a cultural identity of disability while writing RING OF FIRE. Years later, after discovering the disability justice movement and getting a job in a hospital, Russian examines what it means to be on the giving and receiving end of healthcare in the United States, and the challenges of working with a disability.
Through black and white ink drawings, comics, linoleum block print portraits, essays and interviews this collection explores connections between science, culture, bodies, disability justice, sex, class, race, healing and the politics of work.
“The Ring of Fire Anthology is beautiful, sexy, and thought provoking all at the same time. If ever you’ve needed stories, art, poetry, and bad-ass rabble-rousing that connect disability and queerness, sexiness and radical anti-capitalist politics, look no further. ET Russian’s vivid work lives and breathes these connections.”
–Eli Clare, author of Exile and Pride
THE SPACE AND BATHROOM ARE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE.
PLEASE DO NOT WEAR SCENTED PRODUCTS.
FOR QUESTIONS CALL: (443) 602-7585
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