In this presentation, author Eric Sandy will discuss his book, Speak in Tongues: An Oral History of Cleveland's Legendary DIY Punk Venue, and explain the club's role in local music history and its reputation among artists from that era. He will also elaborate on the craft of oral history, guiding the audience through the journalistic tools that illuminate the past and the present for readers.
Eric Sandy lives near the river in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and writes about drugs, birds, music, civil rights, and the strange cultural radiation of the 21st century. His work has appeared in Cleveland Scene, Men’s Journal, RL Magazine, The Cleveland Review of Books, Earth Island Journal and jambands.com. Follow @ericsandy on Twitter.