The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | It’s a Rag Blog Happy Hour! With special guest, author/activist Jonah Raskin

Rock out with us at Maria’s, Friday, Feb. 6 — and also catch Jonah earlier that day when he joins host Thorne Dreyer on Rag Radio.

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Jonah Raskin dances at Maria’s at Rag Blog Happy Hour in 2011. Photo by James Retherford / The Rag Blog.

AUSTIN — Please join the Rag Blog/Rag Radio community at an informal Happy Hour gathering Friday, February 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Maria’s Taco Xpress in Austin. It’s free and everybody’s welcome.

Event: Rag Blog/Rag Radio Happy Hour
Guest: Author, activist & former Yippie Jonah Raskin
When: Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Maria’s Taco Xpress
Address: 2529 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Cost: Free
Who can come: You!

Our special guest is Jonah Raskin, who will sign copies of his latest book, A Terrible Beauty: The Wilderness of American Literature, which has been called the first work of cultural criticism to look back at writing in the United States from the perspective of the contemporary environmental crisis.

853px-Rag_radio2Jonah Raskin will also be Thorne Dreyer’s guest on Rag Radio, Friday, February 6, from 2-3 p.m. (CST). Rag Radio is a syndicated radio show that originates on Austin’s KOOP 91.7-FM. The show is streamed live here.

Jonah, an activist and educator and the author of a dozen books (and poetry chap books), including biographies of Allen Ginsberg, Abbie Hoffman, and Jack London,  is a contributing editor to The Rag Blog. The former Minister of Information for the Youth International Party (Yippies), Raskin is Professor Emiritus at Sonoma State University in northern California. where he chaired the Communication Studies Department.

Maria’s Taco Xpress is located at 2529 S Lamar Blvd in Austin. Maria’s Tex-Mex food and full bar will be available and Leeann Atherton and her band will perform at 7.

Go to the Facebook event page here.

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