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Occupy History!
Date Tuesday December 06
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Modern Times Bookstore
2919 24th St (@ Alabama)
San Francisco CA 94110
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorLex Non Scripta
Occupy History!
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.

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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.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Nov 30th, 2011 3:55 PM

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