NYC! Thurs, September 26, 7 pm

Thursday, September 26th, 7 pm

Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen Street, NYC

Leftist and Anti-Capitalist Writers: How Do You Know If Your Work Is Making a Difference?

Freelancers, bloggers, independent writers: In the spectrum between Art and Politics, where do you fit? At what point might your work stop being considered as writing and become more like organizing? How does a writer change anything in a country where "free speech" is allowed mostly because writing is largely ignored (unless, of course, you're suspected of, or have been convicted for, anti-American, "terrorist" activities and are closely watched by the feds).

Come listen to writers Vikki Law, Kazembe Balagun, Suzy Subways, and Susie Day, discuss these issues - then join in, yourself.

Kazembe Balagun is a revolutionary activist, cultural organizer and native New Yorker. Since he was 16 he has chosen writing as a field of activism, publishing in numerous left blogs, zines and mainstream publications. As a cultural organizer he has worked as Director of Education at the Brecht Forum and worked as a popular education in the South Bronx, Queensbridge, and Lower East Side. Currently he splits his time as a father and a member of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.

Susie Day writes a political satire column for New York's Gay Community News and a variety of leftist publications, including the Monthly Review webzine. She's working on a collection of her writing, to be published by Abingdon Square Publishing.

Suzy Subways is an editor at Prison Health News and coordinator of an oral history project about the Student Liberation Action Movement (SLAM!). Her fiction can be found in Metropolarity and via She lives in Philadelphia.

Victoria Law is a writer, photographer and mother. She often writes about prison and resistance and is the author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women and the editor of the zine Tenacious: Art and Writings from Women in Prison.