Margot Pepper introduces her new noir/sci fi novel, American Day Dream (Freedom Voices Press, 2015). Â Joined by Clifton Ross, reading selected and new poems.
â€œMargot Pepperâ€™s literary incursion into Science Fiction is just like herâ€”daring, brave and fully imagined. She is a story goddess living in and out of verses, whose political stance is vital and necessary.â€
â€”Luis J. Rodriguez, author of Always Running and It Calls You Back
Born in Mexico City, Margot Pepper is a bilingual educator, whose fiction, poetry, articles and translations have been published internationally by the Utne Reader, Common Dreams, Counterpunch, ZNet, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Monthly Review, Dollars & Sense, NACLA, Rethinking Schools, City Lights, Hampton Brown, Race, Poverty & the Environment, Prensa Latina, El Tecolote, El Andar, Canadaâ€™s The Scoop and elsewhere. She is best known for her memoir about her year working in Cuba, Through the Wall: A Year in Havana (Freedom Voices, 2005,) which was a finalist nomination for the 2006 American Book Award. She has also published a book of poetry, At This Very Moment(Freedom Voices, 1992) and most recently adystopian science fiction thriller, American Day Dream,due out January 15, 2015. Currently she is working on a book of short magic realism, The Acrobat, and Other Stories for Dark Times.
Clifton Ross is a freelance writer and videographer who has been reporting on revolutionary movements in Latin America for over 25 years. He has edited many anthologies including: A Dream Made of Stars: A Bilingual Anthology of Nicaraguan Poetry and Voice of Fire: Communiques and Interviews of the Zapatista National Liberation Army. He is the translator of Quetzalcoatl by Ernesto Cardenal and his poetry has been published in the U.K. and Venezuela. Ross currently teaches English at Berkeley City College, Berkeley, California
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