An evening of readings with a Q & A featuring Erick Lyle, Jeff Miller, Cathy Crowe, Dri and Joey Comeau.
6pm, on August 19, 2008
This Ain’t the Rosedale Library (86 Nassau Street)
This is going to be amazing:
ERICK LYLE is the author of ‘On the Lower Frequencies: A Secret History of the City’ published by Soft Skull. Still proudly unemployed, Erick has been setting up punk shows and protests, touring with his various bands and editing his zine, SCAM, since 1991. His writing has
appeared on NPR’s This American Life, in Raritan and the San Francisco Bay Guardian and various book anthologies. He is currently playing music in Black Rainbow and Onion Flavored Rings. He lives in San
Francisco. Erick will be reading with travelmate Jeff Miller, the creator of the Montreal/Ottawa zine Ghost Pine. “Everyone talks about ‘guerrilla art,’ but Lyle and his crew are the real deal, Viet Cong in the interstices of gentrification.”- Mike Davis
CATHY CROWE is the author/editor of Dying for a Home. She wrote the book with homeless activists including Nancy Baker, Brian Boyd, Kevin Clarke, Dri et al. Cathy
Crowe calls herself a ‘street nurse,’ a term coined by a homeless man in downtown Toronto. She has been nursing and organizing with and for the homeless for about twenty years. 1998 saw Cathy’s co-founding of
the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee. Some years later Cathy played a key role supporting the hundred-plus homeless people at Toronto’s TENT CITY – people who ultimately won housing. Cathy will be reading from Dying for a Home. Reading with Cathy Crowe will be the legendary homeless activist and artist/poet Dri., who’s life story and creative work is featured in Dying for a Home.
JOEY COMEAU is the author of the novel Lockpick Pornography and the short story collection It’s too Late to Say I’m Sorry both published by The Loose Teeth Press.