Wednesday, April 11, 2007

New Orleans writer, activist and filmmaker Jordan Flaherty to speak at West Edge Artists Co-op Tues, Ap 24, 7 pm

West Edge Books and the West Edge Artists' Co-op will host New Orleans writer, editor and activist Jordan Flaherty at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, says Michael Parker. Flaherty, a co-editor of Left Turn Magazine, is a contributor to the anthology What Lies Beneath: Katrina, Race and the State of the Nation, recently released by South End Press. He will read from that book and talk about his experience at the World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya this past January.

Flaherty has also written about politics and culture for the Village Voice, New York Press, Labor Notes, Radical Society and the South End Press anthology Live From Palestine.

He is founder and festival director of the New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, and has worked in film and photography, editing several feature films, co-producing the award-winning feature Chocolate Babies, and showing his photography at the cutting-edge art gallery PS122 in New York City.

1 comment:

trudeau said...

Michael Parker asked me to estimate the audience for this event. I said maybe 10 people. What do you think? Are you planning to be there?