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Comics / Fiction / Non-Fiction


Radical Publishing in Political Headwinds (In Person)

Publishers from independent presses discuss the imperative of publishing books that uplift marginalized and insurgent voices, create and complicate representation, and spark and amplify movements. This is even more critical during challenging political times when marginalized communities are disempowered, scapegoated, and stripped of their rights. Margot Atwell (Feminist Press), Malav Kanuga (Common Notions Press), Ramsey Kanaan (PM Press), and Cat Fitzpatrick (LittlePuss Press) will speak on the challenges and importance of publishing radical books against political headwinds. They’ll also discuss their dreams for the future of radical indie publishing and indie literary communities. Moderated by Whitney Hu, Director of Civic Engagement and Research at Churches United for Fair Housing.

The Word Is Change, 368 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

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