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Thursday, April 7 11:30 am

During the 2016 Mission Creek Festival, the writer, actress and photographer Lisa Jane Persky will give a reading, writing workshop, film screening, and artist talk centered around her photography show X-Offenders: A Year in the Life of a Proto-Punk (1976), at the Englert Theatre’s Douglas & Linda Paul Gallery.


Lisa Jane Persky’s in-progress memoir details the adventures of a girl growing up Bohemian in the years between the Beat Generation and the Blank Generation. Set mostly in Greenwich Village, but also in Miami, Paris, Puerto Rico, San Francisco and Detroit (free and open to the public; limited seating, contact naomi-greyser@uiowa.edu for a reservation).