Laina Dawes Talks Black Women in Heavy Metal at SXSW, St. Vitus Bar, Wright Museum, More!

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Laina Dawes's book

Laina Dawes, author of What Are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal, will discuss the themes and content of her acclaimed book about her life spent as a black woman fan of heavy metal at several upcoming events in coming weeks in Austin, TX; Detroit, MI; Bowling Green, OH; and Brooklyn, NY. Details here:

Thursday 3/14, Black Women in Rock Panelist at SXSW, Austin, TX
Black women in rock discuss their journey to cultivate their fan base, tour and market their music in a genre where their presence is least expected.”
http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MP990691

Friday 3/15, Women in Metal Panelist, SXSW, Austin, TX
“Why Is This Still An Issue in 2013?: a discussion about women’s roles in metal
http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MP990502

Sunday 3/17, Black Women Rock event, Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit, MI
Reading and signing
http://thewright.org/upcoming-events/details/638-black-women-rock-the-diaspora-concert

Friday 4/6, Keynote speech, Heavy Metal and Popular Culture Conference, Bowling Green State University, OH
http://www.metalrulestheglobe.com/bgsu-heavy-metal-and-popular-culture-international-conference-preliminary-schedule/

Monday 4/15, What Are You Doing Here? book release party, St. Vitus Bar
Official NYC Book launch and party, featuring musical guests Tamar-kali and MilitiA Vox. DJs and Drinks galore!
http://www.facebook.com/whatareyoudoingherebook

If you live far away from these places—pick up a signed copy directly from Bazillion Points HERE.

1 COMMENT

  1. So glad that Laina is finally able to tell the world her story as well as other women who experience these troubles. This is a great book and hopefully everyone will read this and be willing to have more open discussion about being a true community. YAY LAINA 🙂

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