It’s Fall, the leaves are turning…and you’re wondering, “Where O Where can I get my fix of feminist zines?!!”
Never fear, Kate and I have just the thing for you – - a rad feminist zine reading at Bluestockings Bookstore!
Sunday October 21, at 7pm, a couple of tremendous zinesters will come and read from their work:
* Jordan Alam! of Letters to Self, and Hairstory
* Daniela Capistrano! She just organized the multi-city POC Zine Project tour…plus she’s the author of Bad Mexican!!
* Rachel Levy! of HOAX zine and Reimagining Queer Community, who just moved back to NYC (welcome back Rachel!)
* Kate Angell, my awesome NYC Feminist Zinefest co-organizer, author of such zines as My Feminist Friends and the brand-new A Thousand Times Yes
* Me; I’m Elvis and I will read to you something from Homos in Herstory, my epic queer history zine series
So there you have it! What more could be better than a cozy night in a radical bookstore with your local zine pals?
See you there
from the bsox events calendar:
The awesome POC Zine Project is visiting *13* cities this Fall, on their epic 2012 tour!
Definitely help support in any way you can: get in touch through their website to volunteer, table with zines, or donate funds to this 100% volunteer-run project. You can also help bring the POC Zine Project to your school/college – check here for more details:
“The POC Zine Project’s mission is to makes ALL zines by POC (People of Color) easy to find, share and distribute. Community and activism through materiality.”
Here are the tour dates, so mark your calendars!
Sept 24 New York, NY
Sept 25 Philadelphia, PA
Sept 26 Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 27 Athens, OH
Sept 28 Detroit, MI
Sept 29 Ann Arbor, MI
Sept 30 Chicago, IL
Oct 1 Champaign, IL
Oct 2 Bloomington, IL
Oct 3 Columbus, OH
Oct 4 Blacksburg, VA
Oct 5 Washington, DC
Oct 6 Baltimore, MD
Oct 7 New York, NY
For more info:
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/POCZineProject
Mark your calendars, folks – an amazing team of zinesters & activists is putting on the PHILLY FEMINIST ZINEFEST this summer, on August 26th!
The event looks incredible – there will be tons of zinesters, workshops, a raffle, *plus* vegan baked goods (mmm). The zinefest is also a fundraiser for Project Safe, a social justice organization providing advocacy, harm reduction, and support for Philadelphia sex workers.
If you want to table, registration is still open until July 15 – sign up here: Philly Feminist Zinefest Registration. And don’t miss the zine reading they’re planning for Saturday, August 25, at The Wooden Shoe Bookstore!
Also, these workshops will be held throughout the event (summaries and more info can be found here):
From Smoochin’ to Sexin’: Navigate, Negotiate, Communicate – by Screwsmart
Project SAFE: Decriminalizing Sex Work by Project SAFE
Soapbox Alternative Zine Structure – by The Soapbox
Puttin’ the Pain to Paper: Writing about Tuff Stuff – by the For The Birds Collective
How to be an Ally to Sex Workers – by members of SWOP and PERSIST Health Collective
Find out more info on the Philly Feminist Zinefest blog/homepage!
We just added a “Photos” page at the top of this site, so you can browse the pics at your leisure.
Here are some more – again, photo credit goes to Bangarang Art !
Hey everyone… the NYC Feminist Zinefest was lucky enough to have a star photographer, Natty Koper of Bangarang Art! Check out their website – Bangarang Art – and the amazing photos below!
Here are a few photos from the event…
Crowd scene, courtesy of zinester and photographer Kate Wadkins:
Captains Zine and Zine: Kate and Elvis in front of the Homos in Herstory-promoting cardboard cutout! :
Crowded! photo by Dre Grigoropol:
More packed room, photo courtesy of Autostraddle:
Zinester Sarah Rose, of Once Upon A Distro, reading from her zine (photo courtesy of Dre Grigoropol):
Thank you everyone for an amazing & inspiring day. There were a lot of incredible zinesters, hundreds of people at the zinefest, and a great vibe of real community throughout the afternoon.
We’ll post photos of the day here soon…meanwhile, enjoy reading the many zines you picked up today, as will we!