We Could Be Heroes

Three takes on the concept of heroism

The next installment of Hugo House’s Hugo Literary Series, which gathers writers from diverse fields to explore a given theme, includes infantryman/poet Brian Turner, who writes about his firsthand experiences in Iraq; This American Life contributor Jack Hitt; and Ellen Forney, cartoonist/storyteller supreme, whose work, recently collected in a volume titled I Love Led Zeppelin, is full of in-your-face strong women from Margaret Cho to Camille Paglia. To herself, drag racing in Kent, among other adventures. Forney writes that her "Heroes" piece is "exciting and scary for me-my piece is more personal than any of the the autobiographical work I’ve done so far. (It’s also my first dip into material I intend to develop into a full-length book.)" Hip-hop duo Canary Sing also performs. They’ll read Friday night; Saturday morning there’s a panel discussion ($5) mulling it all over, with Hitt, SW alum Bruce Barcott, and others.

Fri., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m., 2007

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