Celebrating “Bats of the Republic” With Zachary Thomas Dodson and Kristen Radtke in Conversation at WORD


Zachary Thomas Dodson‘s novel Bats of the Republic weaves together a pair of narratives, one historical and once science fictional, along with innovative narrative techniques, impressive illustrations, and nestled narrative elements. To celebrate the book’s release, Dodson will be joined by writer and illustrator Kristen Radtke. Both will show examples of their work and will engage in conversation about their projects. Please join us for a night exploring illustration, literature, and innovative storytelling techniques.

This event will take place at WORD (126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY) on Monday, October 5th. Things will kick off at 7:00 pm. Facebook RSVP here.


Zachary Thomas Dodson co-founded featherproof books in 2005, a small press in Chicago. He is often a book designer, sometimes an author, most recently of Bats of the Republic, an illuminated novel, forthcoming from Doubleday in October. He lives in Helsinki with his wife and son.

Kristen Radtke is a writer and illustrator based in Brooklyn. She is currently at work on a graphic memoir forthcoming from Pantheon Books. She is the managing editor of Sarabande Books and the film & video editor of TriQuarterly magazine.

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