ASTORIA — KALA presents Literary Cures for Fascism Fatigue: A Variety Show! at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 25.
Rachel Lionheart, a performing artist and comedian, will MC the event, and cartoonist Shannon Wheeler, author of “Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump” (2017), will present a brief history of political cartooning.
The show also features Rebecca Fish Ewan, author of the new graphic memoir “By the Forces of Gravity” (2018). Through drawings and free verse, she captures the raw fascination of a childhood friendship in 1970s Berkeley.
Former Astorian Maddi Epping of Mary Jane will play sultry American Gothic folk to calm the ego in a floating waltz and dreamlike trance.
In addition, the show includes literary superstar Ariel Gore, author of “We Were Witches” (2017), and more than a dozen other books of fiction and nonfiction. Gore is the founding editor/publisher of Hip Mama magazine.
Additional readers include local writer and cartoonist Alyssa Graybeal, Missy Ladygo, Dot Hearn, Candace Walsh, Ky Delaney, Dot Hearn, Kassie Hughes and Emily Skelding.
Doors open at 7 p.m. The cover is $7. KALA is at 1017 Marine Drive in Astoria.