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Wednesday, 08 July 2009

APC Events & American Library Association Summer Conference

Quimby's and the Alternative Press Center Welcome Paul Buhle at the
Alternative Press Center Open House

Date: Sunday, July 12th
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Fee: FREE EVENT
Location: Alternative Press Center / 2040 N. Milwaukee, 2nd floor.
      (Take the Blue Line to O'Hare, exit at Western stop)
Note: the location is not handicap accessible

Paul Buhle will discuss the legacy of alternative media and underground press as well as his contemporary work in graphic adaptation of left history at the new location of the Alternative Press Center (APC). Buhle's most recent work, Studs Terkel's Working: A Graphic Adaptation, has been described as "a visual palette of influences from Mexican, African American, superhero, and feminist art, each piece an electric melding of artist and subject. This is a book that will both delight Terkel fans and introduce his work to a whole new audience—a fitting tribute to an American legend."

Buhle's books and other merchandise will be on hand courtesy of Quimby's and APC will celebrate the author's presence and its move with free wine, beer and snacks.

More info on Paul Buhle: http://research.brown.edu/research/profile.php?id=10137
Location: http://bit.ly/R73fx

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Alternative Media Reception

Date: Monday, July 13th
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Fee: $20
Location: Experimental Station, 6100 S Blackstone Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
      (Take the Metra train from Randolph & Michigan to 59th Street)

The Alternative Media Reception celebrates the 40th Anniversaries of both the ALA's Social Responsibilities Round Table and the Alternative Press Center. A celebration not-to-be-missed featuring great food, drink, and music as well as books, zines, and other materials from progressive publishers in Chicago and all over North America.

The all-you-can eat buffet is a reasonable $20, payable at the door with vegetarian and vegan options from Ceders Mediterranean Restaurant and The Chicago Diner. Enjoy musical entertainment from Brian Sandstrom and Friends (jazzy, funky, rockin' bluesy fare from one of Chicago's legendary free improvisers and veteran of the legendary Hal Russell NRG Ensemble). See your old friends, make new friends, catch the latest in independent perspectives, and wish SRRT & APC another 40 years of happy activism!

For more information, contact Lyn Miller-Lachmann, mcreview@aol.com;
phone: (518) 729-3976,
Alternatives in Media Task Force: http://libr.org/amtf
Alternative Press Center: http://www.altpress.org/

Location:
http://www.google.com/maps?q=6100+S+Blackstone+Ave,+Chicago,+IL+60637&sa=X
&oi=map&ct=title



The Alternative Press Center Booth at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois

Date: Saturday, July 11th to Tuesday, July 14th
Time: Saturday through Monday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Booth #1637 at the ALA

Join the Alternative Press Center at the ALA, where we will be showcasing many of the publications in the Alternative Press Index. We will be sharing booth #1637 with Library Juice Press. Come take a look at the APC's collection of over 300 independent and alternative publications; browse and learn about new independent media!

Special event: Monday, July 13th MEET THE AUTHOR: PAUL BUHLE
Time: 11:30 to 12:30

Paul Buhle is the founding editor of Radical America as well as co-author
of The Encyclopedia of the American Left and has edited several books
of comic art, including Studs Terkel's Working: A Graphic Adaptation,
Wobblies!, A Dangerous Woman, and A People's History of American
Empire. Buhle was active in Students for a Democratic Society in the 1960s.

Location: Booth 1637, Exhibit Hall, McCormick Place

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