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Chester Brown on tour across North America

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This spring, Chester Brown heads out on tour for his April 2016 graphic novel Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus: Prostitution and religious obedience in the Bible, which is sure to be one of the most talked about books of 2016. He'll be reading from his fascinating interpretations of stories from the Hebrew scriptures and Christian New Testament and, in many cities, he'll be joined in conversation with local sex worker rights' advocates. Find Chester in these cities across North America between now and mid-June:

BERKELEY, CA
Wednesday, April 13th, 7:30 pm
Pegasus Books, 2349 Shattuck Ave.
in conversation with Matt Silady, Associate Professor at the California College of the Arts

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Thursday, April 14th, 7:30 pm
Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Ave.
in conversation with Siouxsie Q, SF Weekly Columnist (The Whore Next Door), creator of the Whorecast, and author of the forthcoming Truth, Justice, and the American Whore

LOS ANGELES, CA
Friday, April 15th, 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.
in conversation with Fiona Duncan, writer and Sex & Lives columnist for Adult magazine

SEATTLE, WA
Saturday, April 16th, 7 pm
Hugo House with Short Run, 1634 11th Ave.
in conversation with sex worker, activist, and writer Maggie McNeill and journalist Sara Lerner

TORONTO, ON
Wednesday, April 20th, 7 pm
St. Stephen's-in-the-Fields Church with the Beguiling, 103 Bellevue Ave.
in conversation with Alex Tigchelaar (Sasha) and Rev. Maggie Helwig

NEW YORK, NY
Tuesday, April 26th, 7 pm
Housing Works with Word, 126 Crosby St.
in conversation with Dr. Melissa Ditmore (editor of the Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work, researcher, and advocate) and Ceyenne Doroshow (author of Cooking In Heels and pioneering activist)

WASHINGTON, DC
Wednesday, April 27th, 7 pm
Politics and Prose with SPX, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
in conversation with Elizabeth Nolan Brown, staff editor at Reason, specializing in sex policy, free speech, reproductive freedom, criminal justice, and more

WINNIPEG, MB
Tuesday, May 3rd, 7 pm
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Ave.

TORONTO, ON
Saturday, May 14th + Sunday, May 15th
Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.

MONTREAL, QC
Thursday, May 26th, 7 pm
Librairie D+Q, 211 Bernard O.

MONTREAL, QC
Friday, May 27th through Sunday, May 29th
Festival BD de Montreal, Parc Lafontaine's Espace Lafontaine

CHICAGO, IL
Saturday, June 11th + Sunday, June 12th
Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE), Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted Ave.

Stay tuned for more details about the tour in the coming weeks. And for now, click through to read a short sample of Mary Wept's "Tamar" chapter: