From London to San Francisco, October is packed with great author events, including several California appearances by Lynn Comella, author of Vibrator Nation. Not on the West Coast? Check out her other upcoming tour dates.
October 4: Howard Covington is joined by Self-Help Credit Union founder Martin Eakes at Durham’s The Regulator Bookshop for a discussion of Covington’s new book Lending Power: How Self-Help Credit Union Turned Small-Time Loans into Big-Time Change.
7:00 pm, 720 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705
October 7: Too Young for What? Celebrate the creativity of Jean-Michel Basquiat at London’s Barbican along with with Tim Lawrence, author of Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983. He’ll curate a program of short films evocative of the fertile, renegade spirit of New York culture in the late 70s and early 80s.
Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS
October 8: The San Francisco Litquake Festival will host a discussion of Vibrator Nation with author Lynn Comella and Dr. Carol Queen.
6:00 pm, The Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission, San Francisco, CA 94103
October 13: See South of Pico author, Kellie Jones, at the Tate Modern for day-long conference on Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power exhibition.
10:30 am, Starr Cinema, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
October 14: Reina Lewis will discuss “Modest Fashion in a Modern World” and her book, Muslim Fashion, at The Nook for the Cheltenham Literature Festival.
1:00 pm, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, GL50 1UL
October 17: With the The Click! Photography Festival happening this month, The Regulator Bookshop will host Julie J. Thomson, editor of Begin to See, discussing the photographers of Black Mountain College.
7:00pm, 720 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705