Alice at Book Soup

Tuesday Jun 20 2017   7:00 PM
Book Soup  818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA  map

Join Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus, coeditors of Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitutefor a talk on sex workers’ rights during the Progressive Era and how Alice’s story is relevant to the modern day sex workers’ rights movement.

Free and open to the public.

Devon Angus is an artist, activist, and historian based in San Francisco. He composed and performed a conceptual folk operetta based on San Francisco history, The Ghosts of Barbary, throughout the Bay Area, Switzerland, and Italy. He organized and published a series of oral histories of immigrants in the Catskills region, and was the recipient of an arts grant through the New York State Council on the Arts for his show Songs and Stories of Old New York. Angus is currently pursuing a history M.A. at San Francisco State University.

Ivy Anderson is a San Francisco–based writer who focuses on issues of ecology and radical history. Her reportage on water management issues was published in Water Efficiency Magazine and and her poetry in Poecology. She holds a B.A. in environmental studies with a minor in geography, runs a community garden, and is on the board of a bookstore collective in San Francisco.