Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Revolution Books & Wicker Park Public  Library present

Winner of the 2012 PEN/Bellwether Prize
for Socially Engaged Fiction
 Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum
May 29, Wednesday 6-8 pm
Wicker Park Public Library, 1701 N. Milwaukee Ave

Author reading, book signing and refreshments

"The characters in  Good Kings Bad Kings  made me laugh over and over again, and cry, and cheer. This is fiction at its best. The story's sharp eye allows no one to take shelter, and it doesn't flinch; it is simply and breathtakingly honest. A stunning accomplishment." -BARBARA KINGSOLVER

This powerful and inspiring debut is the 2012 winner of Barbara  Kingsolver's PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction.  Told in alternating perspectives by a varied and vocal cast of  characters, Nussbaum's novel pulls back the curtain to reveal the complicated and punishing life inside the walls of an institution (set on Chicago's South Side) for juveniles with disabilities.

susan nussbaumPlaywright SUSAN NUSSBAUM's works have been produced at many theaters. In 2008 she was cited by the Utne Reader as one of "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World" for her work with girls with disabilities. Nussbaum lives in Chicago. This is her first novel.

Contact: Revolution Books for more information

773-489-0930 0or revbookschi@yahoo.com
Contact: Kelly Bowen, Publicity Director for press
                             919-913-3865 * E-mail: kelly@algonquin.com
Release date Date: MAY 28, 2013 and available at the author event.

BAE Conference - RNC Table in NYC  
Summer 2013: Taking BA Everywhere,  
Raising Funds and Making a Difference  
 Join BA Everywhere Organizing Conference 
Saturday, June 1, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
at Revolution Books
1103 N. Ashland Ave* Chicago 

To all who are fed up-who just can't look the other way when thousands who make our clothes are crushed or burned to death in Bangladesh; when U.S. drones incinerate people across the planet; when women are degraded, brutalized and their fundamental right to control their own bodies is taken away; and when millions of Black and Latino youth are locked away for decades and tortured in U.S. prisons ... to all who wish and dream that life and the world could be another way, there is a campaign for you to take up this summer that will make a very big difference.   
DVD $15 
 Come to a conferenceon Saturday, June 1,from 1:00 - 5:00 PM [one of several conferences happening across the country that weekend] and find out how you can be a part of wrangling to forge exciting plans to raise big funds to spread the work and leadership of Bob Avakian--BA--far and wide this summer, from deep into the hoods and barrios, to music and theater festivals, wealthy vacation areas, and many other places. keep reading (from May 26, 2013 | RevolutionNewspaper | revcom.us)  

* Take Blue Line to Division-Ashland stop. Go 1 block south.  

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