Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute at Prelinger Library

Thursday Nov 16 2017   7:00 PM
Prelinger Library   301 8th St #215, San Francisco, CA  map

As part of Prelinger Library’s PLACE talks, Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus, authors of Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute, will be giving a presentation about gender and research on “Alice Smith.”

Open to the public. For more information please click here.

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.