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|Date||Tuesday December 06|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Modern Times Bookstore
2919 24th St (@ Alabama)
San Francisco CA 94110
|Event Type||Panel Discussion|
|Organizer/Author||Lex Non Scripta|
A conversation with Andrej Grubacic and Terry Bisson
Tuesday, December 6th: 7pm
Occupy History! Rebelling against reality, writers of Alternate History
reshape the past in order to imagine a different present. Philip Roth's
The Plot Against America (Lindbergh beats Roosevelt) and Stephen King's
11/22/63 (JFK lives) are bestselling examples. Radical writers often dig
deeper, tampering with past events to create a revolutionary and utopian
Today. Join two PM authors for a discussion of the problems, perils and
pleasures of researching, writing (and reading!) Alternate History.
Andrej Grubacic is an anarchist dissident and historian who has written prolifically on anarchism and the history of the Balkans. He is a lecturer at the ZMedia Institute and University of San Francisco.
Grubacic is founding member of the Global Balkans network of the Balkan anti-capitalist diaspora, the Yugoslav Initiative for Economic Democracy, Kontrapunkt magazine, and ZBalkans – a Balkan edition of Z Magazine on whose editorial board he also sits. He is or has been active as an anarchist organizer in networks such as Planetary Alternatives Network, the post-Yugoslav coalition of anti-authoritarian collectives DSM!, Peoples Global Action, the World Social Forum, Freedom Fight and, most recently, as a program director for the Global Commons.
Terry Bisson, who was for many years a Kentuckian living in New York City, is now a New Yorker living in California. In addition to his Hugo and Nebula award winning science fiction, he has written bios of Mumia Abu-Jamal and Nat Turner. He is also the host of a popular San Francisco reading series (SFinSF) and the Editor of PM’s new Outspoken Authors pocketbook series.