As the guest of Prof. Linh Dinh, of the University of Pennsylvania, Joe Bageant will speak in Philadelphia next Tuesday. The event is free and open to the public. Here is an email announcement sent by Prof. Dinh:
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A raucous evening of storytelling and political commentary with Joe Bageant, author of Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America’s Class War, to be released by Random House Crown in June, 2007. By turns brutal, tender, incendiary, and seriously funny, his online columns at (www.joebageant.com) have made him a cult hero among gonzo journalism junkies and progressives. Bageant’s fans include Studs Terkel, who says "Joe Bageant’s writing has the power of an old-time Scottish Border ballad. It is maddening and provocative," and that "Bageant’s writing is as lyrical as Nelson Algren’s, and if there’s a semblance of hope, it’s that he catches on with new readers thanks to the alternative media." Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States says, "Joe Bageant is a brilliant writer. He evokes working class America like no one else."
Tuesday, April 3, 2007, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Arts Café, with an introduction by Linh Dinh, CPCW Fellow in Poetics and Poetic Practice.
Location: Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104