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We are ecstatic to have just received a donation of zines by people of color from Mimi Thi Nguyen, labor of lovingly photocopied by UIUC graduate research assistant in English Ariana Ruiz. The donation was delivered by Daniela Capistrano on behalf of the POC Zine Project. w00t!

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Per an email from the organizers of the Brooklyn Zine Fest:

Dust off your zine descriptions and start remembering how to spell your own name, because the Brooklyn Zine Fest 2013 Exhibitor Application is opening in one week on Thursday, January 3rd!
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Among a lovely donation of zines from Naima Coster, we received a copy of Readin' & Fightin': Insisting on Literature by Women of Color by Camille, a recent college graduate who lamented what was missing from her history and literature education. She decided to read only books by other women of color and then created a bibliography project out of it, which ultimately became a zine (Zines 3655r no. 1 2009?) and a blog.

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Saturday, February 16 – Monday, February 18
(President’s Day)

“A great experience…and a shot in the arm for your self-esteem.”
– Ladies Rock Camper

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Time for a road/train trip! Sarah Lawrence College will host a Queer/Feminist Zine Fest coming up on November 10th. Readings, tabling, and rad zines galore! 

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Submit to the amazing new issue of Totally Radical Muslims by emailing islamophobia.zine@gmail.com by November 15th! They are looking for just about anything relating to Muslims resisting Islamophobia and participating in all manner of social justice work. More info at the link and below the jump.

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Deadline December 1, 2012

Jude Vachon is compiling a zine called "Dude. You. Suck." It's a zine "where women can share romantic/sexual experiences with men where they felt treated poorly" in a way that is related to gender and sexism issues. She wants to set up a dialogue between women about experiences with men in an era where men's and women's responsibilities are still not shared equally and focus on the communication gap between men and women.

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There's a Feminist Zine Reading at Bluestockings featuring our zine assistant Jordan Alam and our libary school intern Elvis Bakaitis! Both are prolific and excellent zinesters. Click for more for info and check out the Facebook Event.

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Mark your calendars for October 18th! At 7:00 Barnard is having a reading and panel on trans women authors featuring Donna Ostrowsky, Imogen BinnieRed Durkin, and Ryka Aoki! The event will celebrate the release of The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard (Topside Press, 2012). The four authors will come together to read their work and discuss the future of literature, the complex ways that literary trans narratives will evolve in years to come, and their own stories of characters navigating relationships, gender, family, work, race, and more.

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Call for Donations

The Cushing Memorial Library and Archives at Texas A&M University is resolved to start collecting zines. TAMU hopes to make zines one of its collecting strengths, and to provide a permanent, accessible Texas home in its archives for the alternative voices that zines document and preserve.

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