Blogs by jfreedma

This summer Sara Marcus, author of Girls to the Front: the True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution taught a class for Barnard's Pre-College Program called "Documenting the Present: Crafting Memory." Her students made zines and donated them to the Barnard Library Zine Collection. These are their zines:

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There are several queer, feminist and menstruation themed zine events at Bluestockings over the next two or three weeks: 

Tuesday, 8/16 Jessica Max Stein presents "The Rainbow Connection: A 60th Birthday Celebration of Gay Muppeteer Richard Hunt"
Thursday, 8/25 Chella Quint presents "Zine Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon"
Sunday, 8/28 "The Written Bird," readings organized by by For the Birds collective 
Thursday, 9/1 Reading: "I Read it in a Fanzine" 

Events begin at 7 and are free (with donations solicited)
172 Allen St.
New York, NY
 
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We celebrated the first ever International Zine Library Day, celebrated at Barnard with much gusto and by making a bunch of zines over a 6-hour period. And now, three weeks later, they're all cataloged.

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Film screening
Tuesday, August 16, 8pm
La Plaza Cultural community garden
Avenue C & 9th St.

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photo by Joanne Saad from ZineWiki

Neat quotation about why zines matter and indirectly why zine preservation matters from I Am a Camera #7 by prolific zinester and author Vanessa Berry.

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July 21st is International Zine Library Day.* Celebrate it by participating in the Barnard Zine Library 6-hour Zine Challenge!

Thursday, July 21, Barnard Library, 11am-5pm 1st floor of the library.

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We have tweaked our collection development policy for the second time since the zine collection was established in 2003.

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I have similar problems with "home." I have lived in so many places over the past seven years, have called so many different houses and apartments and dorms "home" that I've begun to wonder if it isn't best just to think of myself as home. A few years ago I got a tattoo of a house on my left shoulder, partly thinking that I could at least carry that with me. ...

 

 

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Spring 2011 library school intern Lauren Orso's cat Frances Butterbean shares her human's affection for zines.

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