A review of Pregnant Butch in PRINT…wotta concept! If you wanna read it, go to the library or subscribe.
…As I was saying, it was nice to find myself included in this NPR blog piece, though the “Butch” in “Pregnant Butch” seems to have gotten lost in the quest for pregnant transgender sources. Sorry, guys.
Last month, I met with Hillary Frank of WNYC’s The Longest Shortest Time and we talked of things pregnant and butch. http://longestshortesttime.com/2014/10/15/podcast-41-how-to-be-a-pregnant-butch/
The Longest Shortest Time is a WNYC podcast for all of you hollow-eyed ghouls who find yourselves up in the middle of the night (not by choice). I heard of it because, after my book came out with its Spiritual Midwifery-bashing chapter, a friend asked me if I’d heard Hillary Frank’s podcast about Ina May Gaskin. I hadn’t. I looked it up and was astonished. Hillary had the chutzpah and decency to actually call up Ina May Gaskin and challenge the legendary midwife-author about her promise of “ecstatic childbirth” in S.M., among other things. Of course, I had my own different bone to pick with Ina May, but I took the sneaky bomb-throwing, comic-drawing route instead. #whyimnotajournalist http://longestshortesttime.com/2014/04/16/podcast-28-the-missing-chapter-to-ina-mays-guide/
I’m doing two readings from PREGNANT BUTCH in Seattle – August 11th & 12th, at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park and at Elliott Bay Books in Capitol Hill. I’m told they’re on opposite sides of town, so we shouldn’t have to worry about rival neighborhood gangs of natural childbirth enthusiasts and their bowtie-wielding dandy enforcers mixing it up. Peace, y’all!
I will be reading and showing a slideshow from PREGNANT BUTCH at Tr!ckster in Berkeley, CA on Sunday, August 3, at 7 PM. No joke. For reals. I mean it now. Get those pants back on… Etc.
A.K. Summers reads from PREGNANT BUTCH
Sunday, August 3, 2014
2631 Ashby Ave, Suite A
Berkeley, CA 94705
I will be reading in Portland, Oregon this August 8 with Nicole J. Georges, author-artist of Calling Dr. Laura. Though Nicole self-describes as “barren,” she just took home the Best Graphic Novel prize from Lambda Lit.
Pregnant Butch & Nicole J. Georges
Friday, August 8 at 7:00pm in PDT
Independent Publishing Resource Center
1001 SE Division St
Review by Roger Hart
Dave Convery, Roger Hart and Lucy Boyes of Consequential, “an almost-monthly newsletter full of interesting comics stuff,” shoot the breeze about Pregnant Butch AND about their microphone as a possible robot dildo.
Here’s PB featured in a LGBT culture site I didn’t know about, KitschMix. It’s out of East London.
Windy City Times‘s Vern Hester came to my May 1 Artist’s Talk at the University of Chicago…but Vern left out his own brilliant after-the-talk suggestion that I send a copy of Pregnant Butch to Paul “Yer Havin’ My Babeh” Anka.