ORLA EGAN: Comix, histories and activism

Wednesday 15 Nov 2023
Paperxclips Bookshop

Diary of an Activist is a gorgeous graphic intergenerational collaboration between Cork activist and archivist Orla Egan and artist Megan Luddy. An illustrated memoir of social activism that takes in lesbian parties, CND protests and Greenham Common, coming out and being a parent, the book vividly brings to life the realities of activism in Ireland before mobile phone and social media through often hilarious and deeply recognisable queer stories and experiences. 

Orla will join Outburst and PaperXClips to talk about how she created the book and the importance of capturing our queer stories. 

And why not bring some of your own queer history to life?

After the chat with Orla, the brilliant Belfast Comic Jam will hold a festival special edition drawing session where you can create some of your own stories for a special edition zine that we’ll produce afterwards! Just come along and we’ll supply the materials if you don’t have your own.


Age suitability: 18+

Duration: 120 mins (Approx)

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