Women's History Month "Lecture Tour"
For Women's History month, I am making the rounds of Los Angeles Public Library branches to talk about and hang out with some awesome women. If you're in the Los Angeles area, please come and check out one of these FREE events.
First up is a WOMEN IN COMICS discussion panel featuring myself alongside fellow creators Cecil Castellucci, Sarah Kuhn, Talya Perper, and Christina Strain.
Saturday, March 18th, 12-2pm - Vernon - Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library, 4504 S. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90011
Next up is MEAN...MOODY...MAGNIFICENT! THE HOLLYWOOD MARKETING OF JANE RUSSELL at the Platt Branch. This is a fun lecture that explores the marketing of Jane Russell for The Outlaw, how this type of publicity set the stage for the rest of her career,and how it contradicted her off-screen life as a mother, active member of the Sherman Oaks community, and devout Christian.
Tuesday, March 21st, 6pm - Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Finally, I will be giving my FINDING ANN DVORAK presentation at the Encino-Tarzana Branch Library where I talk about my 15 year journey to uncover the life of this elusive actress which resulted in the full length biography I authored, entitled Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel (2013, University Press of Kentucky).
Thursday, March 30th, 6:30pm - Encino - Tarzana Branch Library, 18231 Ventura Boulevard
Tarzana, CA 91356
One final note, if you haven't yet backed the FEMME MAGNIFIQUE anthology over at Kickstarter, your hours are numbered! It's 50 stories about 50 amazing women and is not to be missed! My contribution will be about Agness "Aggie" Underwood who was a fixture at the Los Angeles Herald newspaper for over 30 years. Check it out!