The following is the announcement from our friend Daniel Nester about the new season of Frequency North at St. Rose:
Mark your calendars! David Rees of “Get Your War On” fame and Rachel Shukert, a Nerve/Salon/Heeb columnist, will come to The College of Saint Rose to kick off the 4th season of the Frequency North reading series!
The time: 7:30pm. The place: Events and Activities Center, 420 Western Avenue, Second Floor. Details and more information below; call me at 454-2812 or email me (Daniel Nester) at email@example.com.
Frequency North,the visiting writers reading series at The College of Saint Rose, kicks off its fourth season on Thursday, September 25, with David Rees, creator of the Internet phenom Get Your War On,and playwright, writer and sometime performer Rachel Shukert.
David Rees was working a crummy magazine job when Operation: Enduring Freedom inspired him to create his cartoon “Get Your War On.” The satire about the war on terrorism became an Internet phenomenon. “Get Your War On” now appears in every issue of Rolling Stone, and an animated version is featured on www.236.com. Get Your War On was published in book form in 2003 (Soft Skull Press), followed by Get Your War On II in 2004 (Riverhead Books). This fall, Soft Skull Press publishes Get Your War On: The Definitive Account of George Bush’s War on Terror 2001-2008. Sales of the first two Get Your War On books have raised almost $100,000 for land mine removal in western Afghanistan. Rees also is the author of My New Fighting Technique is Unstoppable (Riverhead Books, 2003), Adventures of Confessions of Saint Augustine Bear and My New Filing Technique is Unstoppable (Riverhead, 2004), which appeared as a regular feature in The Guardian of London. Rees lives in Beacon, Orange County.
Rachel Shukert is the author of Have You No Shame?: And Other Regrettable Stories (Random House/Villard), a memoir collection that chronicles, among other high jinks, the writer-performer-provocateur’s experience growing up in Omaha, Neb., in that city’s only Jewish elementary school. Her most recent theatre project, “Wasp Cove,” is a “Dallas”/”Falcon Crest”-type soap opera, which she co-created and co-wrote with Julie Klausner. In it, Shukert plays the actress Pamela Ann Windchime, who plays the character of Donna Kettering. Her writing has appeared in Nerve, Babble, Salon, Heeb Magazine and McSweeney’s, and anthologized in 2033: The Future of Misbehavior. Shukert lives in New York City with her husband and her cat.