SPX and the Brooklyn Book Festival this weekend

I’m kicking off the Rolling Blackouts book tour this weekend, September 17th and 18th, with stops at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD and the Brooklyn Book Festival (free) in Brooklyn, NY. Here is my signing schedule if you are planning on stopping by: tabling-schedule

I’ll also be on some panels:

Saturday at SPX:

12:00pm — Comics Journalism with Joe Sacco and Sarah Glidden

Comics journalism is a form of journalism crafted by Joe Sacco in his award-winning graphic novels (Palestine, Safe Area Goražde, Fixer, Footnotes in Gaza, The Great War) and explored in depth by Sarah Glidden in her new release, Rolling Blackouts. Join these two amazing comics creators as they discuss the intersection of storytelling and fact, and how they report on humanity’s history and current events through the medium of comics. Moderated by Matt Bors of The Nib.

Sunday at the BKBF:

2:30 pm — Wanderlust and the Search for Meaning
Congregation Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza W

Novelist and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Russell Banks (Voyager: Travel Writings), cartoonist Sarah Glidden (Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq) and essayist Pico Iyer (The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere) discuss their genre-bending travel books, the effects of landscape on the human psyche, and what we’re really searching for when we travel. Moderated by Timothy J. Houlihan, Provost, St. Francis College.

5:00 pm — The Art of War
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St

Compelling comics can be drawn from conflict zones. Journalist Sarah Glidden (Rolling Blackouts), ex-Marine Maximilian Uriarte (The White Donkey), and historical graphic novelist Ethan Young (Nanjing) discuss war stories. Moderated by Josh Neufeld (Flashed and Ad).

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