In collaboration with KGB’s True Story nonfiction reading series, Blunderbuss invites you to an investigation of the state of social movements two years after the rise of Occupy Wall Street.
Blunderbuss, beer, badass readers… and YOU!
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
85 E. 4th St., NYC – b/t Bowery & 2nd Ave.
Admission is free, drinks are reasonable (we recommend the Baltika 9)
Mark Bray is the author of Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street. He is also a PhD Candidate in European History at Rutgers University and a longtime political organizer.
Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer in New York. Her 2013 solo exhibition, Shell Game, led to her being called “Occupy’s greatest artist” by Rolling Stone, and “an emblem of the way that art could break out of the gilded gallery” by The New Republic. She is the third artist in the last decade to draw Guantanamo Bay. Crabapple is a columnist for VICE, and has written for The Paris Review, CNN, The Guardian, The Daily Beast, Jacobin, and Der Spiegel. Her illustrated memoir, Drawing Blood will be published by Harper Collins in 2015.
Michael Alexander Gould-Wartofsky is an award-winning author, artist, educator, and scholar. His book, The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement, is forthcoming from Oxford in 2014.
Anna Lekas Miller is an independent journalist covering the Middle East, Palestine, Arab-America and social movements. She was involved with Occupy Wall Street both in the streets and as a reporter, even though that is technically unethical. Oops. She generally gets herself in trouble no matter what the occasion and is now banned from Israel. Follow her antics @agoodcuppa.
Nathan Schneider is the author of Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse, published in September by University of California Press. He reported on the Occupy movement, beginning with the early planning meetings, for Harper’s Magazine, The Nation, the Boston Review, and elsewhere. He is an editor of Waging Nonviolence, a website of news and analysis about resistance movements, and Killing the Buddha, a literary magazine of religion, culture, and politics. His previous book is God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet.
UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who came out, and to our amazing readers! If you didn’t make it, here is a taste of what you missed.